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Page 1: Seat Ibiza 6L

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fully to familiarise yourself with

l contribute to preserve its value.

s and parts exchange.

as this should be kept with the

ForewordThis owner's manual and the corresponding supplements should be read care

your vehicle.

Also, the regular care and maintenance and correct handling of the vehicle wil

For safety reasons, note the information concerning accessories, modification

If selling the vehicle, give all of the onboard documentation to the new owner

vehicle.

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irst-aid kit, warning triangle, fire extinguisher*

uggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ting, Ventilation and Air conditioning . .

eating and ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ir conditioning* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

limatronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

eneral notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ddress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

afety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

nition lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

tarting and stopping the engine . . . . . . . . . . .

anual gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

utomatic gearbox* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

andbrake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ruise control system (CCS)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

s and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .

lligent technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

rakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

nti-lock brake system and traction control ABS

lectronic stabilisation programme (ESP)* . . . .

ing and the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

unning-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

xhaust gasses purification system . . . . . . . . . .

riving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

railer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

riving economically and with respect for the

nvironment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Contents

The structure of this manual . . . . .

Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Safety First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Safe driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Brief introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Proper sitting position for occupants . . . . . . . . .

Pedal area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Stowing luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Why wear seat belts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Belt tension devices* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Airbag system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Brief introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Front airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Side airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Curtain airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Deactivating airbags* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Brief introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Child seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Securing child seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . .

Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Digital display in the instrument panel . . . . . . .

Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Steering wheel controls* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Audio control from controls on the steering

wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Unlocking and locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Central locking* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Radio frequency remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Anti-theft alarm system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sliding/tilting roof* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Lights and visibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Visibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Windscreen washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Windscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rearview mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Seats and stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The importance of correct seat adjustment . . . .

Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rear seat bench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Stowage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ashtrays, cigarette lighter and electrical sockets

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Cleaning and caring for your vehicle . . . . . . .

General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Care of the vehicle exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Care of the vehicle interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Accessories, parts replacement and

modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Accessories and parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Roof aerial* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mobile telephones and two-way radios . . . . . . .

Fitting a towing bracket* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Checking and refilling levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Petrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Working in the engine compartment . . . . . . . . .

Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Washer fluid and windscreen wiper blades . . . .

Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

If and when . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Vehicle tools, spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Wheel change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tyre repair kit* (Tyre Mobility System) . . . . . . . .

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bulb change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Towing and tow-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

General notes on the technical data . . . . . . .

What you should be aware of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

How are the figures measured? . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Checking fluid levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Petrol engine 1.2 44 kW (60 bhp) . . . . . . . . . . .

Petrol engine 1.2 51 kW (69 bhp) . . . . . . . . . . .

Petrol engine 1.4 63 kW (86 bhp) . . . . . . . . . . .

Petrol engine 1.4 litre 55 kW (75 hp). Automatic

Petrol engine 1.4 74 kW (100 bhp) . . . . . . . . . .

Petrol engine 1.6l 77 kW (105 bhp) . . . . . . . . . .

Petrol engine 1.8 110 kW (150 bhp) . . . . . . . . .

Petrol engine 1.8l 132 kW (180 bhp) CUPRA . .

Diesel engine 1.4 litre TDI 51 kW (70 bhp) . . . .

Diesel engine 1.4 litre TDI 59 kW (80 bhp) . . . .

Diesel engine 1.9l TDI 74 kW (100 bhp) . . . . . .

Diesel engine 1.9l TDI 96 kW (131 bhp) . . . . . .

Diesel engine 1.9 TDI 118kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dimensions and capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The structure of this manual 5

The structure of this manualBefore reading this manual it must be understoodThis manual contains a description of the vehicle equipment at the time of

publication. Some of the equipment described here will not be available until

a later date, or is available only in certain markets.

Due to the fact that this is a general manual for the IBIZA, some of the equip-ment and functions that are described in this manual are not included in all types or variants of the model; they may be different or be modified depending on the technical requirements and on the market; this should in no way be interpreted as misleading advertising.

The illustrations are intended as a general guide, and may vary from the

equipment fitted in your vehicle in some details.

The direction indications (left, right, front, rear) appearing in this manual

refer to the normal forward working direction of the vehicle except when

otherwise indicated.

The equipment marked with an asterisk* is supplied as standard on certain

versions of the model only, it can be supplied as an option on some models,

or else it is only on sale in certain countries.

® All registered marks are indicated with ®. Even if the copyright symbol

does not appear this does not mean that the mark is not copyrighted.

The section is continued on the following page.

This shows the end of the section.

WARNING

Texts with this symbol contain safety information. They warn you of serious dangers, possibly involving accident or injury.

CautionTexts with this symbol draw your attention to a possible risk of damage to

your vehicle.

For the sake of the environmentTexts with this symbol refer to points relevant to the protection of the environ-

ment.

NoteTexts preceded by this symbol contain additional information.

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Content6

ContentThis manual is structured to give you the information you need as quickly and

clearly as possible. The contents of this Manual are grouped into relatively

short sections making up chapters (e.g. “Air conditioning”). The entire

manual is divided into five large parts which are:

1. Safety FirstInformation on the vehicle equipment relating to passive safety such as seat

belts, airbags, seats, etc.

2. Controls and equipmentInformation about the distribution of controls in the driver position of the

vehicle, about the seat adjustment possibilities, how to create a suitable

climate in the passenger compartment, etc.

3. Tips and MaintenanceAdvice relating to driving, care and maintenance of your vehicle and certain

problems which you may solve yourself.

4. Technical DataFigures, values and the dimensions of your vehicle.

5. Alphabetic indexAt the end of this manual there is a detailed alphabetical index, this will help

you to rapidly find the information you require.

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Safe driving 7

Safety Fir Technical Data

s a part of the occupant protection

the risk of injury during an accident.

fety and the safety of your passengers. In the

ty equipment could reduce the risk of injury. The

f the safety equipment in your SEAT:

front and rear side seats,

e front seats,

eat backrests,

r child seats in the rear side seats with the

straints,

s with in-use position and non-use position,

n.

ned above works together to provide you and

t possible protection in accident situations. But

t help you or your passengers if you or your

rect sitting position or do not properly adjust or

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Safety First

Safe driving

Brief introduction

Dear SEAT Driver

Safety first!

This chapter contains important information, tips, suggestions and

warnings that you should read and follow in the interest of your own

safety and the safety of your passengers.

WARNING

• This manual contains important information concerning the driver's and passengers' handling of the vehicle. The other booklets in the vehicle wallet also contain further information that you should be aware of for your own safety and for the safety of your passengers.

• Ensure that the onboard documentation is kept in the vehicle at all times. This is especially important when lending or selling the vehicle to another person.

Safety equipment

The safety equipment i

system and can reduce

Never “gamble” with your sa

event of an accident, the safe

following list includes most o

• three-point seat belts,

• belt tension limiter for the

• belt tension devices for th

• front airbags,

• side airbags in the front s

• curtain airbags,

• “ISOFIX” anchor points fo

“ISOFIX” system,

• height-adjustable head re

• rear-centre head restraint

• adjustable steering colum

The safety equipment mentio

your passengers with the bes

this safety equipment canno

passengers assume an incor

use this equipment.

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Safe driving8

adjust the head restraints according to

propriate child seats and properly

age 42.

ing position. Instruct your passengers

r sitting position. ⇒ page 9.

ecurely. Instruct your passengers also to

roperly ⇒ page 16.

fety?

determined by your driving style and

of all occupants.

ible for yourself and your passengers.

r driving safety is affected, you endanger

n the road ⇒ , for this reason:

be distracted from the traffic around you,

elephone conversations.

riving ability is impaired (e.g. by medica-

d speed limits.

ed as appropriate for road, traffic and

Therefore, information is provided about why this equipment is so important,

how it protects you, what you have to observe when using it and how you and

your passengers can achieve the greatest possible benefit from the safety

equipment fitted. This manual includes important warnings that you and your

passengers should observe in order to reduce the risk of injury.

Safety is everyone's business!

Before every trip

The driver bears the responsibility for his passengers and the

operational worthiness of the vehicle.

For your own safety and the safety of your passengers, always note

the following points before every trip:

– Ensure that the vehicle's lights and turn signals operate flaw-

lessly.

– Check tyre pressure.

– Ensure that all windows provide a clear and good view of the

surroundings.

– Secure all baggage ⇒ page 15.

– Make sure that no objects can interfere with the pedals.

– Adjust front seat, head restraint and mirrors properly for your

size.

– Ensure that the passenger in the central rear seat always has the

head restraint in the correct position for use.

– Instruct passengers to

their height.

– Protect children with ap

applied seat belts ⇒ p

– Assume the correct sitt

also to assume a prope

– Fasten your safety belt s

fasten their seat belts p

What affects driving sa

Driving safety is largely

the personal behaviour

As driver, you are respons

When your concentration o

yourself as well as others o

– Do not allow yourself to

e.g. by passengers or t

– Never drive when your d

tion, alcohol, drugs).

– Observe traffic laws an

– Always reduce your spe

weather conditions.

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Safety Fir Technical Data

reduce the risk of injury in the event of an

the following adjustments for the driver:

eel so that there is a distance of at least

ering wheel and the centre of your chest

forwards or backwards so that you are able

r, brake and clutch pedals to the floor with

y angled ⇒ .

ach the highest point of the steering

int so that its upper edge is at the same

head, or as close as possible to the same

r head ⇒ fig. 2.

n upright position so that your back rests

Fig. 2 Proper head restraint position for driver

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– When travelling long distances, take breaks regularly - at least

every two hours.

– If possible, avoid driving when you are tired or are under pres-

sure of time.

WARNING

When driving safety is impaired during a trip, the risk of injury and acci-dents increases.

Proper sitting position for occupants

Proper sitting position for driver

The proper sitting position for the driver is important for safe

and relaxed driving.

For your own safety and to

accident, we recommend

– Adjust the steering wh

25 cm between the ste

⇒ fig. 1.

– Move the driver's seat

to press the accelerato

your knees still slightl

– Ensure that you can re

wheel.

– Adjust the head restra

level as the top of your

level as the top of you

– Move the backrest to a

completely against it.

Fig. 1 The proper distance between driver and steering wheel

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for front passenger

st sit at least 25 cm away from the

irbag can provide the greatest

e event that it is triggered.

reduce the risk of injury in the event of an

he following adjustments for the front

er seat back as far as possible ⇒ .

upright position so that your back rests

nt so that its upper edge is at the same

head, or as close as possible to the same

head ⇒ page 12.

ot well in front of the front passenger seat.

rrectly ⇒ page 16.

deactivated in exceptional circumstances

w to adjust the front passenger's seat, see

ion of the front passenger can lead to severe

– Fasten your seat belt correctly ⇒ page 16.

– Keep both feet in the foot well so that you have the vehicle under

control at all times.

Adjustment of the driver's seat ⇒ page 104.

WARNING

• An incorrect sitting position of the driver can lead to severe injuries.

• Adjust the driver's seat so that there is at least 25 cm distance between the centre of the chest and the hub of the steering wheel ⇒ page 9, fig. 1. If you are sitting nearer than 25 cm, the airbag system cannot protect you properly.

• If your physical constitution prevents you from maintaining the minimum distance of 25 cm, contact a qualified workshop. The workshop will help you decide if special specific modifications are necessary.

• When driving, always hold the steering wheel with both hands on the outside of the ring at the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions. This reduces the risk of injury when the driver airbag is triggered.

• Never hold the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position, or in any other manner (e.g. in the centre of the steering wheel). In such cases, you may sustain injuries to the arms, hands and head.

• To reduce the risk of injury to the driver during sudden braking manoeu-vres or an accident, never drive with the backrest tilted far back! The airbag system and seat belts can only provide optimal protection when the back-rest is in an upright position and the driver is wearing his or her seat belt properly. The further the backrests are tilted to the rear, the greater the risk of injury due to incorrect positioning of the belt web or the incorrect sitting position!

• Adjust the head restraint properly to achieve optimal protection.

Proper sitting position

The front passenger mu

dash panel so that the a

possible protection in th

For your own safety and to

accident, we recommend t

passenger:

– Move the front passeng

– Move the backrest to an

completely against it.

– Adjust the head restrai

level as the top of your

level as the top of your

– Keep both feet in the fo

– Fasten your seat belt co

The passenger airbag can be

⇒ page 40.

For detailed information on ho

⇒ page 107.

WARNING

• An incorrect sitting positinjuries.

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Safety Fir Technical Data

the correct position ⇒ page 12.

oot well in front of the rear seat.

orrectly ⇒ page 16.

ld restraint system when you take children

42.

rear seat are not sitting properly, they could

t properly to achieve maximum protection.

de optimal protection when backrests are in an sengers are wearing their seat belts properly. t are not sitting in an upright position, the risk

sitioning of the belt web increases.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• Adjust the front passenger seat so that there is at least 25 cm between your breastbone and the dash panel. If you are sitting nearer than 25 cm, the airbag system cannot protect you properly.

• If your physical constitution prevents you from maintaining the minimum distance of 25 cm, contact a qualified workshop. The workshop will help you decide if special specific modifications are necessary.

• Always keep your feet in the foot well when the vehicle is moving; never rest them on the instrument panel, out the window or on the seat. An incor-rect sitting position exposes you to an increased risk of injury in the event of a braking manoeuvre or an accident. If the airbag is triggered, you could sustain severe injuries due to an incorrect sitting position.

• To reduce the risk of injury to the front passenger during sudden braking manoeuvres or an accident, never travel with the backrest tilted far back! The airbag system and seat belts can only provide optimal protection when the backrest is in an upright position and the front passenger is wearing his or her seat belt properly. The further the backrests are tilted to the rear, the greater the risk of injury due to incorrect positioning of the belt web or the incorrect sitting position!

• Adjust the head restraint properly to achieve maximum protection.

Correct sitting position for passengers in the rear seats

Passengers in the rear seats must sit up straight, keep their

feet in the footwells, have the rear central head restraint posi-

tioned for use and wear their seat belts properly.

To reduce the risk of injury in the event of a sudden braking

manoeuvre or an accident, passengers on the rear bench seat must

observe the following:

– Adjust the headrest to

– Keep both feet in the f

– Fasten your seat belt c

– Use an appropriate chi

in the vehicle ⇒ page

WARNING

• If the passengers on thesustain severe injuries.

• Adjust the head restrain

• Seat belts can only proviupright position and the pasIf passengers on the rear seaof injury due to incorrect po

WARNING (continued)

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roperly to achieve maximum protection.

nt so that its upper edge is at the same

head, or as close as possible to the same

head and, at the very least, at eye level

⇒ page 105.

estraints removed or improperly adjusted njuries.

restraints could result in death in the event of

restraints also increase the risk of injury driving or braking manoeuvres.

always be adjusted according to the occu-

Correct adjustment of head restraints

Properly adjusted head restraints are an important part of

occupant protection and can reduce the risk of injuries in

most accident situations.

Adjust the head restraint p

– Adjust the head restrai

level as the top of your

level as the top of your

⇒ fig. 3 and ⇒ fig. 4.

Adjusting the head restraints

WARNING

• Travelling with the head rincreases the risk of severe i

• Incorrectly adjusted heada collision or accident.

• Incorrectly adjusted headduring sudden or unexpected

• The head restraints mustpant's size.

Fig. 3 Properly adjusted head restraint viewed from the front

Fig. 4 Properly adjusted head restraint viewed from the side

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adjustment of the head restraints.

itting positions

ition can lead to severe injuries to

timal protection only when the belt webs

ncorrect sitting positions substantially

tion of seat belts and increase the risk of

t web position. As the driver, you are

occupants, especially children.

o assume an incorrect sitting position in

lling ⇒ .

amples of sitting positions that could be

The list is not complete, but we would like to

.

icle is in motion:

,

r to the rear,

sh panel,

h,

e of a seat,

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Centre rear head restraint*

The central rear head restraint has 2 positions:

• Raised position or position for use ⇒ fig. 5. In this position, the head

restraint is used normally, protecting the occupant of the rear central seat,

along with the rear seat belts.

• Rest position ⇒ fig. 5. This position improves the driver's rear visi-

bility.

To fit the head restraint in position for use , pull on the edges with both

hands in the direction of the arrow. To place it in rest position , lower the

head restraint.

WARNING

Whenever a passenger is seated in the rear central seat, the head restraint should be placed in the position for use .

NoteNote the instructions on the

Examples of incorrect s

An incorrect sitting pos

occupants.

Seat belts can provide op

are properly positioned. I

reduce the protective func

injury due to incorrect bel

responsible for all vehicle

– Never permit anyone t

the vehicle while trave

The following list contains ex

dangerous for all occupants.

make you aware of this issue

Therefore, whenever the veh

• Never stand in the vehicle

• never stand on the seats,

• never kneel on the seats,

• never tilt your backrest fa

• never lean against the da

• never lie on the rear benc

• never sit on the front edg

• never sit sideways,

Fig. 5 Adjusting central rear head restraint

AA

AB

AA

AB

AA

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can return unimpaired to their initial posi-

e the pedal area free and can be securely

e pedal must be free to move further than

hicle to a stop.

ort your feet properly and give you a good feel

on can lead to critical situations while driving.

driver foot well. An object could move into the operation. In the event of a sudden driving or not be able to operate the brake, clutch or ident!

r side

used which can be securely fastened

ot impair operation of the pedals.

ats are securely fastened during the trip

pedals ⇒ .

ve the pedals clear and which are secured to

ou can obtain suitable floor mats from a quali-

• never lean out of a window,

• never put your feet out of a window,

• never put your feet on the dash panel,

• never put your feet on the surface of a seat,

• never travel in a foot well,

• never travel on a seat without wearing the seat belt,

• never carry any person in the luggage compartment.

WARNING

• Every incorrect sitting position increases the risk of severe injuries.

• Sitting in an incorrect position exposes the occupants to severe injuries if airbags deploy, striking an occupant who has assumed an incorrect sitting position.

• Before the vehicle moves, assume the proper sitting position and main-tain it throughout the trip. Before every trip, instruct your passengers to assume the proper sitting position and to maintain it during the trip ⇒ page 9, “Proper sitting position for occupants”.

Pedal area

Pedals

The operation and freedom of movement of all pedals must

never be impaired by objects or floor mats.

– Ensure that you can always press the accelerator, brake and

clutch pedals unimpaired to the floor.

– Ensure that the pedals

tions.

Use only floor mats which leav

fastened in the foot well.

If a brake circuit fails, the brak

normal in order to bring the ve

Wear suitable shoes

Always wear shoes which supp

for the pedals.

WARNING

• Restricting pedal operati

• Never place objects in thepedal area and impair pedal braking manoeuvre, you will accelerator pedal. Risk of acc

Floor mats on the drive

Only floor mats may be

in the foot well and do n

– Ensure that the floor m

and do not obstruct the

Only use floor mats which lea

prevent them from slipping. Y

fied dealership.

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Safety Fir Technical Data

e luggage compartment.

res or accidents, loose objects can be thrown upants or even to third parties. This increased increased if a loose object is struck by an ens, objects can be transformed into ry.

tre of gravity may shift when transporting ct the vehicle's handling and lead to an acci-

ial to adjust your speed and driving style nts.

d axle loads or allowed maximum weight. If the wed total weight is exceeded, the driving char-y change, leading to accidents, injuries and

unattended, especially when the tailgate is nto the luggage compartment closing the door in trapped without help and there is a mortal

lay in or around the vehicle. Close and lock doors when you leave the vehicle. Before you that there are no adults or children in the

ers in the luggage compartment. Every belted in ⇒ page 16.

cle helps reduce fogging of the windows. Used

on slits in the side trim of the luggage compart-

tion slits are never covered.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

WARNING

• If the pedals are obstructed, you could cause an accident. Risk of serious injuries.

• Ensure that the floor mats are always securely attached.

• Never lay or fit floor mats or other floor coverings over the original floor mats. This would reduce the pedal area and could obstruct the pedals. Risk of accident.

Stowing luggage

Loading the luggage compartment

All luggage and other loose objects must be safely secured in

the luggage compartment.

Unsecured objects which shift back and forth could affect safety or

driving characteristics of the vehicle by shifting the centre of gravity.

– Distribute the load evenly in the luggage compartment.

– Lay and stow heavy luggage as far forward as possible in the

luggage compartment.

– Stow heavy luggage as low as possible in the luggage compart-

ment.

WARNING

• Loose luggage and other objects in the luggage compartment can cause serious injuries.

• Always put objects in th

• During sudden manoeuvforward, injuring vehicle occrisk of injury will be further inflating airbag. If this happ“missiles”. Risk of fatal inju

• Please note that the cenheavy objects; this may affedent. Therefore, it is essentaccordingly, to avoid accide

• Never exceed the alloweallowed axle load or the alloacteristics of the vehicle madamage to the vehicle.

• Never leave your vehicleopen. Children could climb ibehind them; they will remarisk.

• Never allow children to pboth the tailgate and all thelock the vehicle, make sure vehicle.

• Never transport passengpassenger must be properly

Note• Air circulation in the vehi

air escapes through ventilati

ment. Ensure that the ventila

WARNING (continued)

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ple than there are seats available in the

icle must properly fasten and wear the seat eat. Children must be protected with an appro-

*

s a reminder to the driver to fasten

:

securely.

s to fasten their seat belts properly before

g child seats of the correct height for the

mbi-instrument lights up if the driver seat belt

ion is switched on. In addition, an acoustic

couple of seconds.

t go out until the driver seat belt is fastened

on.

Seat belts

Introduction

Before driving: remember your seat belt!

Properly worn seat belts can save lives!

In this chapter you will learn why seat belts are so important, how

they work and how to properly fasten, adjust and wear them.

– Read and observe all the information as well as the warnings in

this chapter.

WARNING

• If the seat belts are worn incorrectly or not at all, the risk of severe inju-ries increases.

• Properly worn seat belts can reduce severe injuries in the event of sudden braking manoeuvres or accidents. Therefore, you and your passen-gers should always wear the seat belts properly as long as the vehicle is in motion.

• Pregnant women or persons with physical disabilities must also use seat belts. Like all other occupants, these persons can also sustain severe injuries if they are not wearing their seat belts properly.

Number of seats

Your vehicle has five passenger places, two individual front seats and three

places on the rear seat. Each seat is equipped with a three-point seat belt.

WARNING

• Never transport more peovehicle.

• Every occupant in the vehbelt belonging to his or her spriate child restraint system.

Seat belt warning lamp

The warning lamp acts a

the seat belt.

Before starting the vehicle

– Fasten your safety belt

– Instruct your passenger

driving off.

– Protect children by usin

age of the child.

The warning lamp in the co

is not fastened when the ignit

signal can also be heard for a

The warning lamp* does no

while the ignition is switched

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aws of physics work in the case of a head-on

rts moving ⇒ fig. 6 there is a certain amount of

rgy”, both in the vehicle and in the occupants.

y” depends on the speed of the vehicle and the

sengers. The higher the speed and the greater

there is to be “released” in an accident.

owever, is the speed of the vehicle. If the speed

km/h, for example, the kinetic energy increases

ur example are not restrained by seat belts, the

gy has to be absorbed at the point of impact

50 km/h, the forces acting on bodies in a colli-

nne (1,000 kg). At greater speed these forces

belts are not “attached” to the vehicle. In a

inue to move forward at the speed their vehicle

Fig. 7 The vehicle hits the wall: the occupants are not wearing seatbelts

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Why wear seat belts?

Frontal collisions and the laws of physics

In the event of a frontal collision, a large amount of kinetic

energy is generated.

It is easy to explain how the l

collision: When a vehicle sta

energy known as “kinetic ene

The amount of “kinetic energ

weight of the vehicle and pas

the weight, the more energy

The most significant factor, h

doubles from 25 km/h to 50

by a factor of four.

Because the passengers in o

entire amount of kinetic ener

⇒ fig. 7.

Even at speeds of 30 km/h to

sion can easily exceed one to

are even higher.

Passengers not wearing seat

frontal collision they will cont

Fig. 6 Vehicle about to hit a wall: the occupants are not wearing seatbelts

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acting on the body in a collision are so great

oneself with one's hands. In a frontal collision,

wn forward and will make violent contact with

, windscreen or whatever else is in the way

stitute for the seat belts. When deployed,

al protection. All occupants (including the

elts properly during the trip. This will reduce

e event of an accident – regardless of whether

.

ered only once. To achieve the best possible

always be worn properly so that you will be

h no airbag is deployed.

passengers to wear seat belts properly, as they

ward violently in an accident. Rear passengers

anger not only themselves but also the front

Fig. 9 The unbelted rear passenger is thrown forward violently, hitting the driver wearing a seat belt.

was travelling just before the impact. This example applies not only to frontal

accidents, but to all accidents and collisions.

The danger of not using the seat belt

Many people believe that the occupants can protect them-

selves with their hands in a minor collision, this is false.

Even at low speeds the forces

that it is not possible to brace

unbelted passengers are thro

the steering wheel, dashboard

⇒ fig. 8.

The airbag system is not a sub

airbags provide only addition

driver) must be wearing seat b

the risk of severe injuries in th

an airbag is fitted for the seat

Note that airbags can be trigg

protection, the seat belt must

protected in accidents in whic

It is also important for the rear

could otherwise be thrown for

who do not use seat belts end

occupants ⇒ fig. 9.

Fig. 8 A driver not wearing a seat belt is thrown forward violently.

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Safety Fir Technical Data

n seat belts before every trip, even when "just

wear their seat belts as well. Accident statistics

at belts to be an effective means of substantially

d improving the chances of survival in a serious

rly worn seat belts improve the protection

ent of an accident. For this reason, wearing a

most countries.

ipped with airbags, the seat belts must be

airbags, for example, are only triggered in some

irbags will not be triggered during minor frontal

ns, rear collisions, rolls or accidents in which the

e control unit is not exceeded.

wear your seat belt and ensure that your

eir seat belts properly before you drive off!

seat belts

rrectly, they can reduce the risk of

elt as described in this booklet.

lts can be fastened at all times and are not

incorrectly or not at all, the risk of severe inju-rotection from seat belts can be achieved only

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Seat belts protect

Passengers not wearing seat belts risk severe injuries in the

event of an accident.

Properly worn seat belts hold the vehicle occupants in the correct sitting posi-

tions and substantially reduce the kinetic energy in the event of an accident.

Seat belts also help to prevent uncontrolled movements that could lead to

severe injuries. In addition, properly worn seat belts reduce the danger of

being thrown from the car.

Passengers wearing their seat belts correctly benefit greatly from the ability

of the belts to absorb kinetic energy. The front crumple zones and other

passive safety features (such as the airbag system) are also designed to

absorb the kinetic energy generated in a collision. Taken together, all these

features reduce the forces acting on the occupants and consequently the risk

of injury.

Our examples describe frontal collisions. Of course, properly worn seat belts

reduce substantially the risk of injury in all other types of accidents. This is

why it is so important to faste

driving around the corner".

Ensure that your passengers

have shown properly worn se

reducing the risk of injury an

accident. Furthermore, prope

provided by airbags in the ev

seat belt is required by law in

Although your vehicle is equ

fastened and worn. The front

frontal accidents. The front a

collisions, minor side collisio

airbag trigger threshold in th

Therefore, you should always

passengers have fastened th

Safety notes on using

If seat belts are used co

injury in an accident.

– Always wear the seat b

– Ensure that the seat be

damaged.

WARNING

• If the seat belts are wornries increases. The optimal pif you use them properly.

Fig. 10 Driver wearing the seat belt properly: is secured by the belt in sharp braking

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damaged seat belt yourself. The seat belts ified in any way.

ean, otherwise the retractors may not work

nt and rear occupants are locked into

its full protection if the belt web is not

Fig. 11 Belt buckle and latch plate of seat belt

• Fasten your seat belt before every trip - even when driving in town. That applies also to your front and rear passengers – danger of injury!

• The seat belt cannot offer its full protection if the belt web is not posi-tioned correctly.

• Never allow two passengers (even children) to share the same seat belt.

• Keep both feet in the foot-well in front of your seat as long as the vehicle is in motion.

• Never unbuckle a seat belt while the vehicle is in motion. Risk of fatal injury.

• The belt webbing must never be twisted while it is being worn.

• The belt webbing should never lie on hard or fragile objects (such as glasses or pens, etc.) because this can cause injuries.

• Do not allow the seat belt to be damaged or jammed, or to rub on any sharp edges.

• Never wear the seat belt under the arm or in any other incorrect posi-tion.

• Loose, bulky clothing (such as an overcoat over a jacket) impairs the proper fit and function of the belts, reducing their capacity to protect.

• The slot in the seat belt buckle must not be blocked with paper or other objects, as this can prevent the latch plate from engaging securely.

• Never use seat belt clips, retaining rings or similar instruments to alter the position of the belt webbing.

• Frayed or torn seat belts or damage to the connections, belt retractors or parts of the buckle could cause severe injuries in the event of an acci-dent. Therefore, you must check the condition of all seat belts at regular intervals.

• Seat belts which have been worn in an accident and stretched must be replaced by a qualified workshop. Renewal may be necessary even if there is no apparent damage. The belt anchorage should also be checked.

• Do not attempt to repair amust not be removed or mod

• The belts must be kept clproperly.

Seat belts

Seat belt adjustment

The seat belts for the fro

position by a latch.

The seat belt cannot offer

positioned correctly.

WARNING (continued) WARNING (continued)

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ximum protection only when they are

Fig. 12 Correct belt web and head restraint posi-tions, viewed from front

Fig. 13 Correct belt web and head restraint posi-tions, viewed from side

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– Adjust the seat and head restraint correctly.

– To fasten the belt, take hold of the latch plate and pull it slowly

across your chest and lap.

– Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate seat and

push it down until it is securely locked with an audible click

⇒ page 20, fig. 11.

– Pull the belt to ensure that the latch plate is securely engaged in

the buckle.

The seat belts are equipped with an automatic retractor on the shoulder

strap. Full freedom of movement is permitted when the shoulder belt is pulled

slowly. However, during sudden braking, during travel in mountains or bends

and during acceleration, the automatic retractor on the shoulder belt is

locked.

The automatic belt retractors on the front seats are fitted with belt tension

devices ⇒ page 24.

WARNING

• An incorrectly worn seat belt web can cause severe injuries in the event of an accident.

• The seat belts offer best protection only when the backrests are in an upright position and the seat belts have been fastened properly.

• Never put the latch plate in the buckle of another seat. If you do this, the seat belt will not protect you properly and the risk of injury is increased.

• If an occupant is incorrectly belted in, the belt cannot protect him or her properly. An incorrectly positioned belt web can cause extremely severe injuries.

Seat belt position

Seat belts offer their ma

properly positioned.

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imum protection only when the belt web

age 21.

d head restraint correctly.

pull the belt evenly across your chest and

the pelvis ⇒ fig. 14.

to the buckle for the corresponding seat

it is securely locked with an audible click

hat the latch plate is securely engaged in

elt web can cause severe injuries in the event

lap part of the seat belt must lie as low as er across the stomach, and always lie flat so n the abdomen.

rnings ⇒ page 19.

WARNING

• An incorrectly worn seat belt web can cause severe injuries in the event of an accident.

• The shoulder belt must be positioned around the middle of the shoulder. The seat belt must lie flat and snugly on the torso ⇒ page 21, fig. 12.

• The lap part of the seat belt must lie across the pelvis, never across the stomach. The seat belt must lie flat and snugly on the pelvis ⇒ page 21, fig. 13. Pull the belt tight if necessary to take up any slack.

• Read and observe the warnings ⇒ page 19.

Pregnant women must also fasten their seat belts properly

The best protection for the unborn child is for the mother to

wear the seat belt properly at all times during the pregnancy.

The seat belt provides max

is properly positioned ⇒ p

– Adjust the front seat an

– Holding the latch plate,

as low as possible over

– Insert the latch plate in

and push it down until

⇒ .

– Pull the belt to ensure t

the buckle.

WARNING

• An incorrectly worn seat bof an accident.

• For pregnant women, thepossible over the pelvis, nevthat no pressure is exerted o

• Read and observe the wa

Fig. 14 Positioning seat belts during pregnancy

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Safety Fir Technical Data

height

ers can be used to adjust the position

houlder.

the front seats can be used to adjust the

shoulder.

the shoulder belt guide and hold it in this

t guide up or down until you have adjusted

rect position.

e shoulder belt sharply to check that the

belt guide is engaged securely.

Fig. 16 Location of the belt height adjuster

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Seat belt release

The seat belt must not be unfastened until the vehicle has

come to a standstill.

– Press the red button on the belt buckle ⇒ fig. 15. The latch plate

is released and springs out ⇒ .

– Guide the belt back by hand so that it rolls up easily and the trim

is not damaged.

WARNING

Never unbuckle a seat belt while the vehicle is in motion. If you do, you increase the risk of sustaining severe or fatal injuries.

Adjusting the seat belt

Seat belt height adjust

of the seat belt at the s

The seat belt adjuster for

proper belt position at the

– Press the upper part of

position ⇒ fig. 16.

– Move the shoulder bel

the seat belt to the cor

– After adjusting, pull th

catch on the shoulder

Fig. 15 Removing latch plate from buckle

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es*

sion device

, the seat belts on the front seats are

upants are equipped with belt tension devices.

nsion devices during severe head-on, lateral

seat belt is being worn. This retracts and

ing the forward motion of the occupants.

triggered only once.

ot be triggered in the event of a light frontal,

hicle overturns, or in situations where no large

rear of the vehicle.

are triggered, a fine dust is produced. This is

at there was a fire in the vehicle.

ments must be observed when the vehicle or

scrapped. A qualified workshop is familiar with

pleased to pass on the information to you.

belt tension devices

omponents of the seat belts that are installed

you work on the belt tension devices or remove

when performing other repair work, the seat

nsequence may be that, in the event of an acci-

function incorrectly or not at all.

Incorrectly fastened seat belts

Incorrectly worn seat belts can cause severe injuries.

Seat belts can provide optimal protection only if the belt web is

properly worn. The seat belts must be fastened exactly in the order

described in this chapter. An incorrect sitting position impairs

substantially the protection a seat belt offers and can lead to severe

or fatal injuries. The risk of severe or fatal injuries is especially

increased when a deploying airbag strikes an occupant who has

assumed an incorrect sitting position. As driver, you are responsible

for all vehicle occupants, especially children. Therefore:

– Never permit anyone to assume an incorrect sitting position in

the vehicle while travelling ⇒ .

WARNING

• An incorrectly worn seat belt increases the risk of severe injuries.

• Before every trip, instruct your passengers to adjust their seat belts properly and to wear them during the trip.

• Read and always observe information and warnings concerning the use of seat belts ⇒ page 19.

Belt tension devic

Function of the belt ten

During a frontal collision

retracted automatically.

The seat belts for the front occ

Sensors will trigger the belt te

and rear collisions only if the

tightens the seat belts, reduc

The belt tension device can be

The belt tension devices will n

side or rear collision, if the ve

forces act on the front, side or

Note• If the belt tension devices

normal and is no indication th

• The relevant safety require

components of the system are

these regulations and will be

Service and disposal of

The belt tension devices are c

in the seats of your vehicle. If

and install parts of the system

belt may be damaged. The co

dent, the belt tension devices

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

So that the effectiveness of the belt tension device is not reduced and that

removed parts do not cause any injuries or environmental pollution, regula-

tions, which are known to the qualified workshops, must be observed.

WARNING

• If repairs are not carried out by a professional, or if the belt tension devices are used incorrectly, the risk of severe or fatal injuries increases. The belt tension devices may fail to trigger or may trigger in the wrong circumstances.

• Never attempt to repair, adjust, remove or install parts of the belt tension devices or seat belts.

• The belt tension device and seat belt including its automatic retractor cannot be repaired.

• Any work on the belt tension devices and seat belts, including the removal and refitting of system parts in conjunction with other repair work, must be performed by a qualified workshop only.

• The belt tension devices will only provide protection for one accident and must be changed it they have been activated.

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g may inflict critical or fatal injuries upon the

larly to children.

possible distance between yourself and the

t airbags can completely deploy when trig-

m protection.

at will trigger an airbag are: the type of acci-

d the speed of the vehicle.

ered depends primarily on the vehicle deceler-

ollision and detected by the control unit. If the

during the collision and measured by the

specified reference values, the front, side

be triggered. Take into account that the visible

an accident, for whatever reason, are not an

gs were triggered.

orrectly or assuming an incorrect sitting posi-al injuries.

hildren, who are not properly belted can s if the airbag is triggered. You should always years of age on the rear seat. Never transport are not restrained or the restraint system is

, size or weight.

eat belt or if you lean forward or to the side or osition, the risk of injury is increased risk of injury will be further increased if you ag.

y from an inflating airbag, always wear the

Airbag system

Brief introduction

Why wear a seat belt and assume the correct sitting position?

For the inflating airbags to achieve the best protection, the

seat belt must always be worn properly and the correct sitting

position must be assumed.

For your own safety and the safety of the passengers, please ensure

the following before you drive:

– Always wear the seat belt properly.

– Adjust the driver seat and the steering wheel correctly.

– Adjust the front passenger seat correctly.

– Adjust the head restraint seat correctly ⇒ page 12.

– Use the correct child restraint system to protect children in your

vehicle.

The airbag deploys in fractions of a second and with a high velocity. If you

have assumed an incorrect seating position at that moment, you could

sustain critical injuries. Therefore, it is essential that all occupants maintain

a correct sitting position while travelling.

Braking heavily the moment before an accident may cause an occupant not

wearing a seat belt to be thrown forward into the area of the deploying airbag.

In this case, the inflating airba

occupant. This applies particu

Always maintain the greatest

front airbag. This way, the fron

gered, providing their maximu

The most important factors th

dent, the angle of collision an

Whether the airbags are trigg

ation rate resulting from the c

vehicle deceleration occurring

control unit remains below the

and/or curtain airbag will not

damage in a vehicle following

indication as to why the airba

WARNING

• Wearing the seat belt inction can lead to critical or fat

• All occupants, including csustain critical or fatal injurietransport all children up to 12children in the vehicle if theynot appropriate for their age

• If you are not wearing a sassume an incorrect sitting psubstantially. This increasedare struck by an inflating airb

• To reduce the risk of injurseat belt properly.

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ger airbag can strike the rear-facing child seat gainst the door, the roof or the backrest.

tances, it should be necessary to transport a at on the front passenger seat, it is absolutely he following safety measures:

enger airbag ⇒ page 40, “Deactivating

e approved by the child seat manufacturer for r seat with front or side airbag.

instructions of the child seat manufacturer all warnings

ling the child seat, push the front passenger ar so that the greatest possible distance to the s ensured.

s prevent the front passenger seat from being .

ont passenger seat must be in an upright

g and belt tension device system

itors the airbag and belt tension

ll airbags and belt tension devices in the

its and wiring connections.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• Always properly adjust the front seats.

The danger of fitting a child seat on the front passenger seat

Rear-facing child seats must never be used on the front

passenger seat when the front passenger airbag is enabled.

An enabled front airbag on the front passenger side is potentially a major

danger to a child. The front passenger seat is life threatening to a child if you

transport the child in a rear-facing child seat. You should always transport all

children up to 12 years of age on the rear seat.

If a rear-facing child seat is secured to the front passenger seat, an inflating

airbag can strike it with such great force that critical or fatal injuries may

result.

Therefore we urgently recommend that you transport children on the rear

seats. That is the safest place in the vehicle for children. Alternatively, the

front passenger airbag can be disabled with a key-operated switch

⇒ page 40. When transporting children, use a child seat appropriate to the

age and size of each child.

For those vehicles that do not include a key lock switch to turn the airbag off,

an Authorised Service Centre must be consulted.

WARNING

• If a child seat is secured to the front passenger seat, the risk to the child of sustaining critical or fatal injuries in the event of an accident increases.

• Never secure a rear-facing child seat to the front passenger seat if the front passenger airbag is enabled. The child can suffer critical or fatal inju-ries when the front passenger airbag is triggered.

• An inflating front passenand hurl it with great force a

• If, under special circumschild in a rear-facing child seessential that you observe t

− Disable the front passairbags*”.

− The child seat must buse on a front passenge

− Follow the installationand absolutely observe

− Before properly instalseat all the way to the refront passenger airbag i

− Ensure that no objectpushed completely back

− The backrest of the frposition.

Warning lamp for airba

This warning lamp mon

device system.

The warning lamp monitors a

vehicle, including control un

WARNING (continued) WARNING (continued)

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ay be that, in the event of an accident, the

oes not inflate at all.

nts must be observed when the vehicle or

scrapped. The specialist workshops and the

miliar with these requirements.

ut by a professional, or if the airbags are used or fatal injuries is increased. The airbags may in the wrong circumstances.

hing on the steering wheel hub or the soft unit on the passenger side of the dashboard, y them in any way.

ch any objects such as cup holders or tele-aces covering the airbag units.

el or dash panel, you may use only a dry cloth Never clean the dash panel and surface of the s containing solvents. Solvents cause the the airbag inflates, disintegrating plastic njuries.

djust, remove or install parts of the airbag

stem or removal and installation of the airbag (such as repairs to the steering wheel) should fied workshop. Qualified workshops have the

ation and qualified personnel.

hat you go to a qualified workshop for all work

front bumper or the body.

ction for one accident only, if they have been ced.

Monitoring of airbag and belt tension device system

The functionality of the airbag and belt tension device system is constantly

monitored electronically. The warning lamp will light up for a few seconds

every time the ignition is switched on (self-diagnosis).

The system must be checked when the warning lamp :

• does not come on when the ignition is switched on,

• does not go out about 4 seconds after the ignition is switched on,

• goes out and then comes on again after the ignition is switched on,

• or if it comes on or flickers while the car is moving.

In the event of a malfunction, the warning lamp remains on continuously.

Have the airbag system inspected immediately by a qualified workshop.

If any of the airbags are de-activated by the Authorised Service Centre, the

indicator lights for several seconds more after the verification and will turn off

if there is no fault.

WARNING

• If there is a malfunction, the airbag and belt tension device system cannot properly perform its protective function.

• If a malfunction should occur, have the system checked immediately by a qualified workshop. Otherwise there is a risk that, in the event of an acci-dent, the airbag system and belt tension devices may not be triggered, or may not be triggered correctly.

Repair, care and disposal of the airbags

The parts of the airbag system are installed in various places in your vehicle.

If you work on the airbag system or remove and install parts of the system

when performing other repair work, parts of the airbag system may be

damaged. The consequence m

airbag inflates incorrectly or d

The relevant safety requireme

components of the airbag are

Vehicle disposal centres are fa

WARNING

• If repairs are not carried oincorrectly, the risk of severefail to inflate, or could inflate

• Do not cover or stick anytplastic surface of the airbag and do not obstruct or modif

• It is important not to attaphone mountings to the surf

• To clean the steering wheor one moistened with water.airbag module with cleansersurface to become porous. Ifparts can cause substantial i

• Never attempt to repair, asystem.

• Any work on the airbag sycomponents for other repairsbe performed only by a qualinecessary tools, repair inform

• We urgently recommend ton the airbag system.

• Never attempt to alter the

• The airbags provide protedeployed they must be repla

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r is located in the steering wheel ⇒ fig. 17 and

nger is located in the dash panel ⇒ fig. 18.

text “AIRBAG”.

elts, the front airbag system gives the front

ion for the head and chest in the event of a

ge 32, “Safety notes on front airbag system”.

nction of restraining the occupants, the seat

front passenger in a position where the airbags

tion in a frontal collision.

bstitute for seat belts, but is an integral part of

safety system. Please bear in mind that the

ffectively when the occupants are wearing their

adjusted the head restraints properly. For this

o wear the seat belts at all times, not only

w in most countries, but also for your safety.

irbag system are:

monitoring system (control unit),

ag with gas generator) for the driver and front

dash panel insert ⇒ page 27.

g system is monitored electronically. The airbag

r a few seconds every time the ignition is

if the warning lamp

he ignition is switched on ⇒ page 27,

econds after the ignition is switched on,

on again after the ignition is switched on,

s while the car is moving.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Front airbags

Description of front airbags

The airbag system is not a substitute for the seat belts.

The front airbag for the drive

the airbag for the front passe

Airbags are identified by the

In conjunction with the seat b

occupants additional protect

severe frontal collision ⇒ pa

In addition to their normal fu

belts also hold the driver and

can provide maximum protec

The airbag system is not a su

the vehicle's overall passive

airbag system can only work e

seat belts correctly and have

reason, it is most important t

because this is required by la

The main parts of the front a

• an electronic control and

• the two front airbags (airb

passenger,

• a warning lamp in the

The functionality of the airba

warning lamp will light up fo

switched on (self-diagnosis).

There is a fault in the system

• does not come on when t

• does not go out about 4 s

• goes out and then comes

• or if it comes on or flicker

Fig. 17 Driver airbag located in steering wheel

Fig. 18 Front passenger airbag located in dash panel

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s

the risk of head or chest injury.

so that the airbags for the driver and front

evere frontal collision.

e front, curtain and side airbags may be trig-

the airbags fill with a propellant gas and

d front passenger ⇒ fig. 19. The fully deployed

ovement of the front occupants and help to

head and the upper part of the body.

ag allows the controlled escape of the propel-

ts pressure on the bag. Thus, the head and

ected by the airbag. Once the impact has been

sufficiently for the front occupants to see

Fig. 19 Inflated front airbags

The front airbag system will not be triggered if:

• if the ignition is switched off,

• during a minor frontal collision,

• during a side collision,

• during a rear-end collision,

• or if the vehicle rolls.

WARNING

• The seat belts and airbags can only provide maximum protection if the occupants are seated correctly ⇒ page 9, “Proper sitting position for occu-pants”.

• If a fault should occur in the airbag system, have the system checked immediately by a qualified workshop. Otherwise there is a danger that during a frontal collision, the system may fail to trigger, or not trigger correctly.

Function of front airbag

Inflated airbags reduce

The airbag system is designed

passenger are triggered in a s

In certain types of accident th

gered together.

When the system is triggered,

deploy in front of the driver an

airbags cushion the forward m

reduce the risk of injury to the

The special design of the airb

lant gas when an occupant pu

chest are surrounded and prot

absorbed, the airbag deflates

forward.

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deploys. This is normal and is no indication

hicle.

g. 20 Airbag covers reacting when the airbags are trig-red

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

In order to provide the desired extra protection in an accident, the airbags

have to deploy extremely rapidly (within fractions of a second). A fine dust

may develop when the airbag

that there was a fire in the ve

The function of the airbag covers if the airbags are triggered

The airbag covers fold out of the steering wheel or dash panel when the driver

and front passenger airbags deploy ⇒ fig. 20. The airbag covers remain

connected to the steering wheel or the dash panel.

Fige

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Safety notes on front airbag system

If you use airbags correctly, they can considerably reduce the

risk of injury in many kinds of accident.

WARNING

• It is important for the driver and front passenger to maintain a distance of at least 25 cm from the steering wheel or dash panel. If the minimum distance is not observed then the airbags do not correctly protect the vehicle occupants; risk of fatal injuries! In addition, the front seats and head restraints must always be positioned correctly for the height of the occupant.

• If you are not wearing a seat belt or if you lean forward or to the side or assume an incorrect sitting position, the risk of injury is increased substantially. This increased risk of injury will be further increased if you are struck by an inflating airbag.

• Never let a child travel on the front seat without an appropriate restraint system. If the airbag is triggered in an accident, children can sustain serious or fatal injuries from the airbag as it inflates ⇒ page 42, “Child safety”.

• Occupants sitting in the front of the vehicle must never carry any objects or pets in the deployment space between them and the airbags, or allow children or other passengers to travel in this position.

• The airbags provide protection for one accident only, if they have been deployed they must be replaced.

• It is also important not to attach any objects such as cup holders or telephone mountings to the surfaces covering the airbag units.

• Do not attempt to modify components of the airbag system in any way.

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bstitute for seat belts, but is an integral part of

safety system. Please bear in mind that the

ffectively when the occupants are wearing their

is most important to wear the seat belts at all

s required by law in most countries, but also for

ot be triggered

off,

ion,

n,

system are

monitoring system (control unit),

es of the backrests of the front seats,

dash panel insert ⇒ page 27.

g system is monitored electronically. The airbag

r approx. 4 seconds every time the ignition is

e side airbags will not work, if the sensors do ressure increase on the interior of the doors, the areas with holes or openings in the door

f the interior panels have been removed.

r door panels have been removed or if the tly fitted.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Side airbags

Description of side airbags

The airbag system is not a substitute for the seat belts.

The side airbags are located in the driver seat and front passenger seat back-

rests ⇒ fig. 21. The locations are identified by the text “AIRBAG” in the upper

region of the backrests.

In conjunction with the seat belts, the side airbag system gives the front seat

occupants additional protection for the upper body in the event of a severe

side collision ⇒ page 36, “Safety notes on the operation of the side airbag

system”.

In a side collision the side airbags reduce the risk of injury to passengers on

the front seats to the areas of the body facing the impact. In addition to their

normal function of protecting the occupants in a collision, the seat belts also

hold the passengers on the front seats in a position where the side airbags

can provide maximum protection.

The airbag system is not a su

the vehicle's overall passive

airbag system can only work e

seat belts. For this reason, it

times, not only because this i

your safety.

The side airbag system will n

• if the ignition is switched

• during a minor side collis

• during a frontal collision,

• during a rear-end collisio

• or if the vehicle rolls.

The main parts of the airbag

• an electronic control and

• the side airbags in the sid

• a warning lamp in the

The functionality of the airba

warning lamp will light up fo

switched on (self-diagnosis).

WARNING

• In a side-on collision, thnot correctly measure the pdue to air escaping throughpanel.

• Never drive the vehicle i

• Never drive if the interiopanels have not been correc

Fig. 21 Side airbag in driver seat

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uce the risk of head or chest injury in

ions.

e airbag is triggered on the impact side of the

e front, curtain and side airbags may be trig-

the airbag is filled with propellant gas.

extra protection in an accident, the airbags

dly (within fractions of a second). A fine dust

deploys. This is normal and is no indication

icle.

hion the movement of the occupants of the

the risk of injury to the upper body.

Fig. 22 Inflated side airbag on left side of vehicle

• Never drive the vehicle if the loudspeakers in the door panels have been removed, unless the holes left by the loudspeakers have been correctly closed.

• Always check that the openings are closed or covered if loudspeakers or other equipment are fitted in the interior door panels.

• Any work carried out to the doors should be made in a qualified author-ised workshop.

• The seat belts and airbags can only provide maximum protection if the occupants are seated correctly ⇒ page 9, “Proper sitting position for occu-pants”.

• If a fault should occur in the airbag system, have the system checked immediately by a qualified workshop. Otherwise there is a danger that during a side collision, the system may fail to trigger, or not trigger correctly.

Function of side airbags

Inflated airbags can red

many side impact collis

In some side collisions the sid

vehicle ⇒ fig. 22.

In certain types of accident th

gered together.

When the system is triggered,

In order to provide the desired

have to deploy extremely rapi

may develop when the airbag

that there was a fire in the veh

The fully deployed airbags cus

front seats and help to reduce

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

The special design of the airbag allows the controlled escape of the propel-

lant gas when an occupant puts pressure on the bag. Thus, the head and

chest are surrounded and protected by the airbag.

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incorrect sitting position, they expose them-f injury in the event of an accident. This is ild is travelling on the front passenger seat gered in an accident; this could have critical us injury or death ⇒ page 42, “Child safety”.

ag system or removal and installation of the repairs (such as removal of the front seat) a qualified workshop. Otherwise, a fault may tion of the airbag system.

components of the airbag system in any way.

s are managed through sensors located in the ensure the correct functioning of the side and rs nor the door panels should be modified in kers). If the front door is damaged in any way,

orking of the system. All work carried out on in a qualified workshop.

Safety notes on the operation of the side airbag system

If airbags are used correctly, they can considerably reduce the

risk of injury in side impact collisions.

WARNING

• If you do not wear a seat belt, if you lean forward, or are not seated correctly while the vehicle is in motion, you are at greater risk of injury should the side airbag system be triggered in an accident.

• In order for the side airbags to provide their maximum protection, the prescribed sitting position must always be maintained with seat belts fastened while travelling.

• Occupants of the outer seats must never carry any objects or pets in the deployment space between them and the airbags, or allow children or other passengers to travel in this position. It is also important not to attach any accessories (such as cup holders) to the doors. This would impair the protection offered by the side airbags.

• The built-in coat hooks should be used only for lightweight clothing. Do not leave any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the pockets.

• Great forces, such as hard blows or kicks, must not be exerted upon the backrest bolster because the system may be damaged. In this case the side airbags would not be triggered.

• Under no circumstances should protective covers be fitted over the driver seat or front passenger seat unless the covers have been expressly approved for use in your vehicle. Because the airbag deploys from the side of the backrest, the use of conventional seat covers would obstruct the side airbag, seriously reducing the airbag's effectiveness.

• Any damage to the original seat upholstery or around the seams of the side airbag units must be repaired immediately by a qualified workshop.

• The airbags provide protection for one accident only, if they have been deployed they must be replaced.

• When children assume anselves to an increased risk oparticularly the case if the chand the airbag system is trigconsequences including serio

• Any work on the side airbairbag components for othershould only be performed bybe introduced into the opera

• Do not attempt to modify

• The side and head airbaginterior of the front doors. Tohead airbags neither the dooany way (e.g. fitting loudspeathis may affect the correct wthe front door must be made

WARNING (continued)

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airbag system are:

monitoring system (control unit),

gs with gas generator) for the driver, front

n the rear seats,

dash panel insert ⇒ page 27.

g system is monitored electronically.

ll not be triggered

off,

n,

g. 23 Location of left curtain airbag

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Curtain airbags

Description of curtain airbags

The airbag system is not a substitute for the seat belts.

The curtain airbags are located on both sides in the interior above the doors

⇒ fig. 23 and are identified with the text “AIRBAG”.

In conjunction with the seat belts, the curtain airbag system gives the occu-

pants additional protection for the head and upper body in the event of a

severe side collision ⇒ page 38, “Safety notes on the operation of the

curtain airbag system”.

The airbag system is not a substitute for seat belts, but is an integral part of

the vehicle's overall passive safety system. Please bear in mind that the

airbag system can only work effectively when the occupants are wearing their

seat belts correctly and have adjusted the head restraints properly. For this

reason, it is most important to wear the seat belts at all times, not only

because this is required by law in most countries, but also for your safety

The main parts of the curtain

• an electronic control and

• the curtain airbags (airba

passenger and passengers o

• a warning lamp in the

The functionality of the airba

The curtain airbag system wi

• if the ignition is switched

• during a frontal collision,

• during a rear-end collisio

Fi

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e front, side and curtain airbags may be trig-

the airbag is filled with propellant gas. In the

rs the side windows and door pillars.

extra protection in an accident, the airbags

dly (within fractions of a second). A fine dust

deploys. This is normal and is no indication

icle.

hion the movement of the front occupants and

ry to the upper body.

ag allows the controlled escape of the propel-

ts pressure on the bag. Thus, the head and

tected by the airbag.

ration of the curtain airbag system

tly, they can considerably reduce the

ds of accident.

gs to provide their maximum protection, the ust always be maintained with seat belts

ad air bag must be disconnected in those ger compartment separation screen. See an make this adjustment.

ersons, animals or objects between the occu-the deployment space of the curtain airbags deploy without restriction and provide the

• if the vehicle rolls,

• during a minorside collision,

WARNING

If a fault should occur in the airbag system, have the system checked imme-diately by a qualified workshop. Otherwise there is a danger that during a collision, the system may fail to trigger, or not trigger correctly.

Function of curtain airbags

Fully inflated airbags reduce the risk of head or chest injury in

a side collision.

During some side collisions the curtain airbag is triggered on the impact side

of the vehicle ⇒ fig. 24.

In certain types of accident th

gered together.

When the system is triggered,

process, the curtain bag cove

In order to provide the desired

have to deploy extremely rapi

may develop when the airbag

that there was a fire in the veh

The fully deployed airbags cus

help to reduce the risk of inju

The special design of the airb

lant gas when an occupant pu

chest are surrounded and pro

Safety notes on the ope

If you use airbags correc

risk of injury in many kin

WARNING

• In order for the side airbaprescribed sitting position mfastened while travelling.

• For safety reasons, the hevehicles fitted with a passenAuthorised Service Centre to

• There must be no other ppants of the outer seats and so that the curtain airbag can

Fig. 24 Deployed curtain airbags

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

greatest possible protection. Therefore, sun blinds which have not been expressly approved for use in your vehicle may not be attached to the side windows.

• The built-in coat hooks should be used only for lightweight clothing. Do not leave any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the pockets. When using the coat hooks, do not hang the clothes on coat hangers.

• The airbags provide protection for one accident only, if they have been deployed they must be replaced.

• Any work on the curtain airbag system or removal and installation of the airbag components for other repairs (such as removal of the roof lining) should only be performed by a qualified workshop. Otherwise, a fault may be introduced into the operation of the airbag system.

• Do not attempt to modify components of the airbag system in any way.

• The side and head airbags are managed through sensors located in the interior of the front doors. To ensure the correct functioning of the side and head airbags neither the doors nor the door panels should be modified in any way (e.g. fitting loudspeakers). If the front door is damaged in any way, this may affect the correct working of the system. All work carried out on the front door must be made in a qualified workshop.

WARNING (continued)

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g is deactivated, this means that only the

e deactivated. All the other airbags in the

airbag

in the key operated switch in the glove

⇒ fig. 25.

lamp “AIRBAG OFF” in the dash panel

when the ignition is switched on.

irbag

in the key-operated switch in the glove

⇒ fig. 25.

Fig. 26 Warning lamp for deactivated passenger airbag in centre console

Deactivating airbags*

Disabling front passenger airbag

If you fit a rear-facing child seat to the front passenger seat,

the front passenger airbag must be de-activated.

When the passenger airba

frontal and side airbags ar

vehicle remain functional.

Disabling front passenger

– Switch off ignition.

– Turn the ignition switch

box to the position OFF

– Check that the warning

⇒ fig. 26 remains lit ⇒

Enabling front passenger a

– Switch off ignition.

– Turn the ignition switch

box to the position ON

Fig. 25 In the glove compartment: key for enabling and disabling front passenger airbag

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er the front passenger airbag will deploy m your passengers of this.

key to activate / deactivate the passenger enger frontal and side airbag will be activated

irbag on the passenger side will remain

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– Check that the warning lamp “AIRBAG OFF” in the dash panel

does ⇒ page 40, fig. 26 not light up when the ignition is

switched on ⇒ .

WARNING

• The driver is responsible for the proper position of the key-operated switch.

• You should deactivate the front passenger airbag only if you have to use a rear-facing child seat in exceptional cases. ⇒ page 42, “Child safety”.

• Never install a child seat facing backwards (or rear-facing) on the front passenger seat unless the front passenger airbag has been disabled. This represents a risk of fatal injuries to the child! However, if it is necessary in exceptional circumstances to transport a child in a rear-facing child seat on the front passenger seat, you must always disable the front passenger airbag.

• As soon as the child seat is no longer needed on the front passenger seat, enable the front passenger airbag again.

• Only deactivate the passenger airbag when the ignition is off, other-wise a fault may occur in the airbag system, this will create a danger that in case of an accident, the airbag does not deploy properly or does not deploy at all.

• When the passenger airbag is deactivated, if the warning lamp AIRBAG OFF is not continuously lit up when the front passenger airbag is disabled, there may be a fault in the airbag system:

− Have the airbag system inspected immediately by a qualified work-shop.

− Do not use a child seat on the front passenger seat! The front passenger airbag could be triggered despite the fact that there is a fault in the system and, as a result, a child could sustain serious or fatal inju-ries.

− It is not certain whethduring an accident! Infor

• When using the ignitionfrontal airbag, only the pass/ deactivated. The curtain aactive.

WARNING (continued)

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de the manufacturer's directions for child seat

lways keep them in the vehicle.

Child safety

Brief introduction

Introduction

Statistics show that children are generally safer on the rear

seat than on the front passenger seat.

We recommend that children under 12 years of age be transported on the rear

seats. Children travelling on the rear seat must use a child restraint system or

the seat belts provided, depending on their age, height and weight. For

safety reasons, the child restraint system should be installed in the centre of

the rear seat or behind the front passenger's seat.

The physical principles involved and the forces acting in a collision apply to

children just as much as adults ⇒ page 17, “Why wear seat belts?”. But

unlike adults, children do not have fully developed muscle and bone struc-

tures. This means that children are subject to a greater risk of injury.

To reduce this risk, children must always use special child restraint systems

when travelling in the vehicle.

We recommend the use of child safety products from the SEAT Genuine Acces-

sories Program including systems for all ages made by “Peke”1).

These systems have been especially designed and approved, complying with

the ECE-R44. regulation.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe any statutory require-

ments when installing and using child seats. Always read and observe

⇒ page 43, “Safety notes on using child seats”.

We recommend that you inclu

use in the vehicle wallet and a

1) Not for all countries

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bies on your lap, this can result in potentially

transported in a vehicle without being properly neel on a seat while travelling. In an accident, ugh the vehicle, causing possibly fatal injuries upants.

proper sitting position when the car is moving, greater risk of injury during a sudden braking . This is particularly the case if the child is trav-r seat and the airbag system is triggered in an nsequences including serious injury or death.

protect your child!

pervised in a child seat or alone in the vehicle.

nditions, it may become extremely hot or cold be fatal.

an 1.5 metres tall must not wear a normal seat t system, as this could cause injuries to the uring a sudden braking manoeuvre or in an

bbing to become twisted or jammed, or to rub

lts can cause injuries even in a minor collision res.

aximum protection only when the belt web is 20, “Seat belts”.

py a child seat ⇒ page 44, “Child seats”.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Safety notes on using child seats

Proper use of child seats substantially reduces the risk of

injury in an accident!

As the driver, you are responsible for any children you transport in

your vehicle.

– Protect your children by properly using appropriate child seats

⇒ page 44.

– Always ensure that the belt webbing is properly positioned

according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the

child seat.

– When travelling, do not allow children to distract you from traffic.

– Take breaks regularly during long trips. Take a break at least

every two hours.

WARNING

• Never install a child seat facing backwards (or rear-facing) on the front passenger seat unless the front passenger airbag has been disabled. This could lead to a risk of potentially fatal injuries to the child! However, if it is necessary, in exceptional cases, to transport a child in the front passenger seat, the front passenger airbag must always be disabled ⇒ page 40, “Deactivating airbags*”. If the passenger seat has a height adjustment option, move it to the highest position.

• For those vehicles that do not include a key lock switch to turn the airbag off, an Authorised Service Centre must be consulted.

• All passengers, especially children, must assume the proper sitting position and be properly belted in while travelling.

• Never hold children or bafatal injuries to the child!

• Never allow a child to be secured, or to stand up or kthe child could be flung throto themselves and other occ

• If children assume an imthey expose themselves to manoeuvre or in an accidentelling on the front passengeaccident; this could have co

• A suitable child seat can

• Never leave a child unsu

• Depending on weather coinside the vehicle. This can

• Children who are less thbelt without a child restrainabdominal and neck areas daccident.

• Do not allow the belt weon any sharp edges.

• Incorrectly worn seat beor sudden braking manoeuv

• The seat belt provides mproperly positioned ⇒ page

• Only one child may occu

WARNING (continued)

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ats

a correctly adjusted seat belt can

d.

t 9 months old and 10 kg in weight the most

aring in the illustration ⇒ fig. 27.

ut 18 months old and 13 kg in weight the most

aring in the illustration ⇒ fig. 27.

tructions and observe any statutory require-

ing child seats.

de the manufacturer's directions for child seat

lways keep them in the vehicle.

ormation and warnings concerning the use of notes on using child seats” on page 43.

Fig. 27 A group 0 rear-facing child seat fitted on the rear seat.

Child seats

Categorisation of child seats into groups

Use only child seats that are officially approved and suitable

for the child.

Child seats are subject to the regulation ECE-R 44. ECE-R means: Economic

Commission for Europe Regulation

The child seats are grouped into 5 categories:

Group 0: Children up to 10 kg

Group 0+: Children up to 13 kg

Group 1: from 9 to 18 kg

Group 2: from 15 to 25 kg

Group 3: from 22 to 36 kg

Child seats that have been tested and approved under the ECE R 44 standard

bear the test mark on the seat (the letter E in a circle with the test number

below it).

Group 0 and 0+ child se

A suitable child seat and

help to protect your chil

Group 0: For babies from abou

suitable seats are those appe

Group 0+: For babies from abo

suitable seats are those appe

Follow the manufacturer's ins

ments when installing and us

We recommend that you inclu

use in the vehicle wallet and a

WARNING

Read and always observe infchild seats ⇒ in “Safety

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ats

d a correctly adjusted seat belt can

ld.

tructions and observe any statutory require-

sing child seats.

ude the manufacturer's directions for child seat

always keep them in the vehicle.

weighing between 15 and 25 kg are best

ats in conjunction with properly adjusted seat

eighing between 22 and 36 kg but less than 1.5

by seat cushions with head restraints in

rn seat belts ⇒ fig. 29.

Fig. 29 Forward-facing child seat installed on rear seat.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Group 1 child seats

A suitable child seat and a correctly adjusted seat belt can

help to protect your child.

Child seats using the “ISOFIX” and “Toptether” system (or even the anti-rota-

tion system) or seats in which the child faces the rear of the car are most

appropriate for babies and small children weighing between 9 and 18 kg.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe any statutory require-

ments when installing and using child seats.

We recommend that you include the manufacturer's directions for child seat

use in the vehicle wallet and always keep them in the vehicle.

WARNING

Read and always observe information and warnings concerning the use of child seats ⇒ in “Safety notes on using child seats” on page 43.

Group 2 and 3 child se

A suitable child seat an

help to protect your chi

Follow the manufacturer's ins

ments when installing and u

We recommend that you incl

use in the vehicle wallet and

Group 2 child seats

Children under 7 years of age

protected by group 2 child se

belts.

Group 3 child seats

Children over 7 years of age w

metres tall are best protected

conjunction with properly wo

Fig. 28 A category 1 forward-facing child seat fitted on the rear seat.

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WARNING

• The shoulder part of the seat belt must lie approximately on the centre of the shoulder, never across the neck or the arm. The seat belt must lie close to the torso. The lap belt part must lie across the pelvis, not across the stomach, and always fit closely. Pull the belt tight if necessary to take up any slack ⇒ page 20, “Seat belts”.

• Read and always observe information and warnings concerning the use of child seats ⇒ in “Safety notes on using child seats” on page 43.

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ps 0, 0+ and 1 using the “ISOFIX” and

tirotation system may be secured without using

he “ISOFIX” and “Toptether” anchors or the anti-

s ⇒ page 48.

n must be secured in the vehicle with a r age, weight and size.

facing backwards (or rear-facing) on the front ront passenger airbag has been disabled. This uries to the child! However, if a child must, nces, travel in the front passenger seat, the activated ⇒ page 40, “Deactivating airbags*” hest position where possible.

information and warnings concerning the use ty notes on using child seats” on page 43.

cations

outer Rear centre

U

U

L U

F UF

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Securing child seats

Ways to secure a child seat

A child seat can be secured differently on the rear seat and on the front passenger seat.

You can secure a child seat to the rear seat or front passenger seat in the

following ways:

• Child seats in groups 0 to 3 can be secured with a seat belt.

• Child seats from the grou

“Toptether” systems or the an

the adult seatbelt and using t

rotation mechanism/bracket

U: Suitable for universal approved restraining systems for use in this age

category (universal retention systems are those fitted using the adult

seat belt.

UF Suitable for universal forward-facing retention systems approved for use

with this age group.

*: Move the passenger seat as far to rear as possible, as high as possible

and always deactivate the airbag.

L: Suitable for retention systems using the “ISOFIX” and “Toptether”

anchors or antirotation mechanism/bracket

X Seat position not suitable for children in this age group.

WARNING

• When travelling, childrerestraint system suitable fo

• Never install a child seatpassenger seat unless the frepresents a risk of fatal injunder exceptional circumstapassenger airbag must be deand the seat put into the hig

• Read and always observeof child seats ⇒ in “Safe

Weight class WeightSeat lo

Front passenger Rear

Group 0 <10 kg U* U

Group 0+ <13 kg U* U

Group 1 9-18 kg U* U/

Group 2 / 3 15-36 kg X U

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re fitted on each rear seat. In some vehicles, the

rame and in others they are secured to the rear

is between the rear back rest and the seat.

in the space behind the rear seats. They are

e seat backs.

“Toptether” mountings are available from the

signed only for use with “ISOFIX” and

that do not have the “ISOFIX” or Toptether jects to the fastening rings – this can result in e child!

t is secured correctly using the “ISOFIX” and

Securing the child seat using the “ISOFIX” and “Toptether” system or the antirotation mechanism/system

Child seats with the “ISOFIX” and “Toptether” system can be

secured quickly, easily and safely on the rear outer seats.

When removing or fitting the child seat, please be sure to follow the

manufacturer's instructions.

– Move the seat as far to rear as it will go.

– Press the child seat onto the “ISOFIX” retaining rings until the

child seat can be heard to engage securely. If the child seat is

equipped with “Toptether” anchor points, secure it to the corre-

spondent ring. If the child seat is fitted with any other antirota-

tion system, follow the manufacturer instructions carefully.

– Pull on both sides of the child seat to ensure that it is secure.

Two “ISOFIX” retaining rings a

rings are secured to the seat f

floor. Access to “ISOFIX” rings

“Toptether” rings are located

often located on the rear of th

Child seats with “ISOFIX” and

Authorised Service Centres.

WARNING

• The retaining rings are de“Toptether” child seats.

• Never secure child seats system, retaining belts or obpotentially fatal injuries to th

• Ensure that the child seaToptether anchors.

Fig. 30 ISOFIX securing rings

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Fig. 3

1 Instrument panel
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igation system*

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

partment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

r/socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

rbox lever * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

wheel* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

lever* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ctric wing mirrors* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ent listed here are fitted only on certain

ptional extras.

29

110

119

122

125

113

141

137,136

14

68

130

111

182

102

73

84

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Operating instructions

Cockpit

Overview

Overview of the instrument panel

This overview will help you to familiarise yourself with the

controls and displays.

Door release lever

Air vent

Light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Light dimmer for instrument panel lighting* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Headlight range control* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Turn signal and dipped beam lever and cruise control system*

Instrument panel and warning lights:

− Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

− Indication lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Horn (works only when the ignition is on)/ and driver front

airbag* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Steering and starter lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Windscreen wiper and and windscreen wash lever and opera-

tion of the multi-function display* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Switch for hazard warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Switch for heated rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Airbag disconnected warning light* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Cup holder* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Radio casing*/Radio nav

Passenger airbag* . . .

Glove box/Stowage com

Switches for:

− Heating and ventilatio

− Air conditioning* . .

− Climatronic* . . . . . .

Ashtray/ cigarette lighte

Handbrake lever . . . . .

Automatic / manual gea

Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Controls on the steering

Steering column control

Stowage compartment

Bonnet release lever . .

Control for adjusting ele

Central locking button*

Electric window controls

NoteSome of the items of equipm

models/model years or are o

A1

A2

A3 90

A4 91

A5 91

A6 93, 142

A7

52

60

A8

26

A9 132

A10

97, 55

A11 92

A12 91

A13 27

A14 112

A15

A16

A17

A18

A19

A20

A21

A22

A23

A24

A25

A26

A27

A28

A29

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perature display*/Multifunction display

ever position ⇒ page 58

vice interval display* ⇒ page 58

Instruments

Instrument overview

The instruments display the vehicle operating status.

Fig. 32 Detailed view of dash panel instrument panel

The layout of the instruments depends upon the model and engine.

Rev counter* ⇒ page 53

Coolant temperature gauge ⇒ page 53

Fuel gauge ⇒ page 54

Speedometer ⇒ page 54

Digital clock*/Outside tem

⇒ page 54

Display field for selector l

Distance display with ser

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

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Safety Fir Technical Data

ature display

ngine coolant temperature.

d heavy engine loads ⇒ fig. 33.

the needle should be in the middle section of

ay also rise when the engine is working hard,

peratures. This is no cause for concern, as long

not light up on the instrument panel.

0, fig. 40 will light up and a buzzer will be

arning zone. Stop the car and switch off the el ⇒ page 187 ⇒ .

rrect do not continue driving. You should obtain

Fig. 33 Engine coolant temperature

A2

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Rev counter

The rev. counter displays the engine speed in revolutions per

minute.

The start of the red zone on the dial ⇒ page 52, fig. 32 indicates the

maximum engine speed which may be used briefly when the engine is warm

and after it has been run in properly. However, it is advisable to change up a

gear or move the selector lever to D (or lift your foot off the accelerator) before

the needle reaches the red zone.

CautionThe rev counter needle must never enter the red zone on the scale. Risk of

engine damage.

For the sake of the environmentChanging up a gear early will help you to save fuel and minimise engine

noise.

Engine coolant temper

This gauge shows the e

Needle in cold zone

Avoid high engine speeds an

Needle in normal zone

In normal driving conditions,

the scale. The temperature m

especially at high outside tem

as the warning lamp does

Needle in warning zone

The warning lamp* ⇒ page 6

heard if the needle is in the w

engine. Check the coolant lev

Even if the coolant level is co

technical assistance.

A1

AA

AB

AC

AC

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reserve zone ⇒ fig. 34 the warning lamp will

ill sound reminding the driver to refuel. At this

res of fuel in the tank.

with a digital odometer and a trip counter, in

display.

the instructions shown on ⇒ page 151 should

the instrument panel

page 52, fig. 32 anti-clockwise to

r. If the knob is turned briefly anti-clock-

nce one hour further.

lockwise to the limit stop to set the

turned briefly clockwise the clock will

rther.

A5

WARNING

When working in the engine compartment, always bear in mind the safety warnings ⇒ page 180.

CautionAccessories in front of the air inlet reduce the cooling effect of the coolant. At

high outside temperatures and high engine loads, there is a risk of the

engine overheating.

Fuel gauge and reserve indicator

Instrument panel: fuel gauge

The fuel tank has a capacity of approx. 45 litres.

When the needle reaches the

light and an acoustic signal w

point there are still about 7 lit

Speedometer

The speedometer is equipped

addition to a service intervals

During the running-in period,

be followed.

Digital display in

Digital clock*

– Turn the setting knob ⇒the stop to set the hou

wise the clock will adva

– Turn the setting knob c

minutes. If the knob is

advance one minute fuFig. 34 Fuel gauge

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Safety Fir Technical Data

tion display (MFD)*

lay (MFD) shows you diverse journey

Fig. 35 Windscreen wiper and windscreen wash lever: button A and rocker switch B

Fig. 36 Digital instru-ment panel display: Outside temperature display

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Ambient temperature display*

The outside temperature is displayed when the ignition is

switched on.

At descending temperatures between +4°C down to -7°C and at ascending

temperatures from -5°C up to +6°C in addition to the outside temperature

display, an ice crystal is displayed and if vehicle speed is over 10 km/h an

acoustic buzzer is heard.

The illumination of the crystal symbol aims to warn the driver of the risk of ice, so that he/she proceeds with due care.

When the vehicle is stationary or travelling at very low speeds, the tempera-

ture displayed may be slightly higher than the actual outside temperature as

a result of heat coming from the engine.

Display with multi-func

The multi-function disp

and consumption data.

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nction display (MFD)*

llowing displays in the multi-function display

switch ⇒ fig. 37 on the windscreen wiper

Fig. 37 Windscreen wiper and windscreen wash lever: button A and rocker switch B

Fig. 38 Digital instru-ment panel display: outside temperature display.

AB

The multi-function system uses two automatic memories: 1 - Actual memory and 2 - Total memory. The selected memory will be shown

in the upper right-hand corner of the display.

Selecting memory

– With the ignition switched on, briefly press the button

⇒ page 55, fig. 35 on the windscreen wiper lever to move

between the two memories.

Resetting the memory

– Select the memory that you would like to reset.

– Press and hold button on the windscreen wiper lever for at

least 2 seconds.

The trip memory 1 collects the travel and consumption data from the moment

the ignition is switched on until it is switched off. If the journey is continued

within two hours of switching off the ignition, the new values will be added to

the existing trip recorder memory. The memory will automatically be deleted

if the journey is interrupted for more than two hours.

The total journey memory 2 collects the journey data for any number of indi-

vidual journeys (even if the ignition is switched off for longer than two hours)

up to a total of 99 hours and 59 minutes travel time, 9999 miles distance trav-

elled and 999 litres of fuel consumed. The memory will automatically be

deleted if one of the named values is reached.

Displays in the multi-fu

You can switch between the fo

(MFD) by operating the rocker

lever.

AA

AA

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sing the figures for tank content and current fuel

ar the vehicle can travel using the same condi-

consumption

n will be shown ⇒ page 56, fig. 38 after a

0 metres has been travelled. Dashes will appear

The display will be updated every 5 seconds

n. The amount of fuel used will not be shown.

fuel consumption

rent fuel consumption in litre/km whilst the

hour when the vehicle is in a stationary position

e how your driving style affects fuel consump-

tends from -45°C to +58°C. At temperatures

al symbol” is displayed and a “warning” sounds

re than 10 km/h (ice warning). This symbol will

d remains lit until the exterior temperature rises

ready lit.

he road surface even if the “snowflake symbol” r this reason, not rely exclusively on this

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Memory displays

• Time

• Journey duration

• Average speed

• Distance

• Distance to empty (the distance you can travel with the remaining fuel)

• Average fuel consumption

• Current fuel consumption

• Ambient temperature display

Time

The time is also displayed when the ignition is switched off. The clock can be

set with the right-hand rotating button below the rev counter “digital clock”.

min - Journey duration

The display shows the amount of time which has elapsed since the ignition

was switched on.

The maximum display value in both memories is 99 hours and 59 minutes.

The memory will automatically be deleted once this value has been reached.

Ø km/h - Average speed

The average speed will be shown after a distance of approximately 100

metres has been travelled. Dashes will appear in the display until that time.

The display will be updated every 5 seconds whilst the vehicle is in motion.

Miles - Distance travelled

The display shows the distance travelled since the ignition was switched on.

The maximum display value in both memories is 9999 miles. The memory will

automatically be deleted once this value has been reached.

Miles - Fuel range

The fuel range is calculated u

consumption. It shows how f

tions as a reference.

Ø litre/100km - Average fuel

The average fuel consumptio

distance of approximately 10

in the display until that time.

whilst the vehicle is in motio

ltr/100km or ltr/hr - Current

The display will show the cur

vehicle is in motion or in litre/

with the engine running.

Using this display you can se

tion ⇒ page 160.

Ambient temperature display

The measurement margin ex

lower than +4°C, an “ice cryst

if the vehicle is moving at mo

flash for about 10 seconds an

above +4°C or 6°C if it was al

WARNING

There could be black ice on tis not shown. You should, fodisplay - Risk of accident!

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e short journeys. The last digit indicates steps

er counter may be reset by the reset button

ear in the mileage displays if a service is due

ars and the display “km” with the distance that

rvice appointment is due. The display will

seconds. A clock symbol appears and the

service appointment is due.

rs on the instrument panel if a service is due:

ppear approximately 20 seconds after the igni-

ine is running. This may also be turned off

nter reset button for more than 0.5 seconds.2)

ut the maintenance service will reset the main-

mpletion of the service.

r and maintenance work only be carried out at

you can call up the current service message by

t button for 2 seconds.

be reset by pressing the trip counter button.

istance counter pressed.

“Reset” button pressed. The fixed mode

nd rotate it to the right. The display will return

indication has been reset.

nance display remains visible.

NoteWhen the vehicle is stationary or travelling at very low speeds, the tempera-

ture displayed may be slightly higher than the actual ambient temperature as

a result of the heat radiated from the engine.

Display field for selector lever position*

The position of the automatic gearbox selector lever is shown on the display

⇒ page 137.

Mileage display or Service Interval Display

Distance display

The upper counter in the display registers the total distance covered by the

vehicle.

The lower counter registers th

of 100 metres. The trip record

⇒ page 52, fig. 32 .

Service interval display

A Service pre-warning will app

soon. A spanner symbol appe

can be driven until the next se

change after approximately 10

number of days until the next

The following message appea

INSP- Maintenance service

The service message will disa

tion is switched on or the eng

pressing the short journey cou

The Service Centre who carry o

tenance interval display on co

We recommend that the repaiAuthorised Service Centres.

With the ignition switched on,

pressing the trip counter rese

The service indicator can also

Proceed as follows:

- Switch off ignition.

- Keep “Reset” button on d

- Connect ignition with the

display appears.

- Release the reset button a

to the normal mode. The

Fig. 39 Service interval display

2) With “Ignition OFF” the mainte

A6

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

CautionWe recommend that the resetting of the service interval indicator be carried

out in an Authorised Service Centre to avoid possible faults in the vehicle.

Note• The indication can only be reset when a pre-warning or warning is indi-

cated.

• Do not reset the display between two service intervals, otherwise the

display will be incorrect.

• The values are stored even when the battery is disconnected.

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. 40 Instrument panel with warning lamps. Some of items of equipment listed here are fitted only on tain models/model years or are optional extras.

Warning lamps

Overview of the warning lamps

The warning lamps indicate a number of different functions and possible faults.

Figthecer

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Further information

⇒ page 62

⇒ page 62

⇒ page 63

⇒ page 63

⇒ page 63

⇒ page 63

⇒ page 64

⇒ page 64

⇒ page 64

⇒ page 65

disabled ⇒ page 24 ⇒ page 27

⇒ page 16

⇒ page 65

ion pro-⇒ page 66

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Item Symbol Meaning of warning and control lamps

Alternator fault

Electro-hydraulic steering

Engine fault (petrol engine)

Glow plug system for diesel engine

If lit: preheating active

If flashing: engine fault

Turn signals in operation

Coolant level / coolant temperature

Main beam switched on

Fuel level / reserve

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) *

Parking brake applied

or low brake fluid level or

fault in brake system

Airbag or belt tension device system fault or airbag

Seat belt warning lamp*

Fault in the emission control system

Traction control system (TCS)*/Electronic stabilisat

gramme (ESP)*

A1

A2

A3

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

A10

A11

A12

A13

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als a fault in the alternator.

when the ignition is switched on. It should go

ed running.

up while driving, the alternator is no longer

ld immediately drive to the nearest qualified

cal equipment that is not absolutely necessary

ttery.

tage is insufficient for normal vehicle

ng*

e depends on the vehicle speed and on the

t up for a few seconds when the ignition is

when the engine has started running.

filter ⇒ page 66

⇒ page 67

⇒ page 67

⇒ page 67

Further information

WARNING

• Failure to observe warning lamps and warning messages can result in serious personal injury or damage to your vehicle.

• The risk of an accident increases if your vehicle breaks down. Use a warning triangle to draw the attention of other road users to your stationary vehicle so that it does not represent a danger.

• The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a area! Before you open the bonnet to work on the engine or in the engine compartment, you must switch off the engine and allow it to cool to reduce the risk of scalding or other injuries. Read and observe the relevant warnings ⇒ page 180.

Note• The appropriate warning lamp for a fault will light up in vehicles without

warning or information texts in the display.

• In vehicles with warning or information texts in the display, the appro-

priate warning lamp for a fault will light up and a warning or information text

will also appear in the display.

Alternator

This warning lamp sign

The warning lamp lights up

out when the engine has start

If the warning lamp lights

charging the battery. You shou

workshop.

You should avoid using electri

because this will drain the ba

If the indicator flashes the vol

operation.

Electro-hydraulic steeri

The level of steering assistanc

steering angle.

The warning lamp should ligh

switched on. It should go out

Pollen accumulation in the diesel engine particulate

Electronic immobiliser

Engine oil pressure

Trailer turn signals in operation

Item Symbol Meaning of warning and control lamps

A14

A15

A16

A17

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ine management system while you are driving,

. Take the vehicle to an Authorised Service

nd have the engine checked.

es when the turn signals are in oper-

nal is operated, either the left or right indi-

ing lamps will flash at the same time when the

itched on.

rning lamp will start flashing twice as fast.

rn signals ⇒ page 93.

rature

s up if the coolant temperature is too

vel is too low.

not go out again after a few seconds.

p or flashes while the vehicle is moving, while

ls ⇒ are emitted.

olant level is too low or the coolant temperature

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

There is a fault in the electro-hydraulic steering system if the lamp does not

go out or lights up whilst the vehicle is in motion. Take the vehicle to the

Authorised Service Centre as soon as possible.

NoteWhen towing the vehicle with the engine stopped or due to a fault in the

power steering, this will not operate. The vehicle can still be steered, but it

will require greater force to turn the steering wheel.

Engine management

This warning lamp monitors the engine management system

for petrol engines.

The warning lamp (Electronic Power Control) lights up when the ignition

is switched on to show that the lamp is working properly. It should go out

when the engine has started running.

If a fault develops in the electronic engine management system while you are

driving, this warning lamp will light up. Stop the vehicle and seek technical

assistance.

Glow plug system / Engine fault*

The warning lamp lights up to show that the glow plugs are

preheating. It flashes if there is an engine fault.

Warning lamp is lit

The warning lamp lights up while the glow plugs are preheating. When the

warning lamp goes off, the engine should be started straight away.

Warning lamp flashes

If a fault develops in the eng

the glow plug lamp will flash

Centre as soon as possible a

Turn signals

The warning lamp flash

ation.

Depending on which turn sig

cator lamp flashes. Both warn

hazard warning lights are sw

If one turn signal fails, the wa

Further information on the tu

Coolant Level* / tempe

The warning lamp light

high or if the coolant le

There is a fault if:

• The warning symbol does

• The warning lamp lights u

three acoustic warning signa

This means that either the co

is too high.

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s up when the main beams are on.

p when the main beams are on or when the

3.

indicate that the fuel tank is down to

f fuel remain in the tank. Also, an audible as a reminder to fill up with fuel at the earliest

(ABS)

monitors the ABS.

ight up for a few seconds when the ignition is

after the system has run through an automatic

not light up when the ignition is switched on.

t go out again after a few seconds.

p when the vehicle is moving.

Coolant temperature too high

First look at the coolant temperature gauge. The coolant temperature is too

high if the needle is over the warning area on the dial. Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and wait for it to cool down. Check the coolant level.

If the coolant level is correct, the overheating may be caused by a malfunction

of the radiator fan. Check the radiator fan fuse and have it replaced if neces-

sary ⇒ page 213.

If the warning lamp lights up again after driving on for a short distance, stop the vehicle and switch off the engine. Contact an Authorised Service Centre

or a qualified workshop.

Coolant level too low

First look at the coolant temperature gauge. If the needle is in the normal

range, top up with coolant at the earliest opportunity ⇒ .

WARNING

• If your vehicle is immobilised for any technical reasons, move it to a safe distance from traffic. Turn off the engine, turn on the hazard lights and place the warning triangle.

• Never open the bonnet if you can see or hear steam or coolant escaping from the engine compartment. Risk of scalding. Wait until you can no longer see or hear escaping steam or coolant.

• The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a dangerous area! Before carrying out any work in the engine compartment, switch off the engine and allow it to cool down. Always note the corresponding warnings ⇒ page 180.

Main beam headlights

This warning lamp light

The warning lamp lights u

headlight flasher is operated.

Further information ⇒ page 9

Fuel level / reserve

This symbol lights up to

the reserve level.

This lights when only 7 litres o

warning is given. This serves

opportunity ⇒ page 177.

Anti-lock brake system

A warning lamp system

The warning lamp should l

switched on. It goes out again

test sequence.

There is a fault in the ABS if:

• The warning lamp does

• The warning lamp does no

• The warning lamp lights u

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oo low ⇒ page 192

ake system

p together with the anti-lock brake system

p does not go out, or if it lights up when l ⇒ page 192, “Brake fluid” in the reservoir is

p the vehicle and do not drive on. Obtain tech-

p lights up together with the ABS warning n of the ABS could be out of action. This could k quickly when you brake. This could cause the kidding. Stop the vehicle and seek technical

m*

itors the exhaust system.

an damage the catalytic converter. Reduce

he nearest qualified workshop to have the

g driving which has reduced the quality of the

be fault). Reduce speed and drive carefully to

op to have the engine checked.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

The vehicle can still be braked in the normal way (except that the ABS control

function will not function). Please take the vehicle to a qualified workshop as

soon as possible. For further information on the ABS see the ⇒ page 148.

If a fault occurs in the ABS, the ESP* warning lamp will also light up.

Brake system fault

If the ABS warning lamp lights up together with the brake warning lamp

, this indicates not only a fault in the ABS function, but also a possible fault

in the brake system ⇒ .

WARNING

• Before opening the bonnet, read and observe the warnings on ⇒ page 180, “Working in the engine compartment”.

• If the brake warning lamp should light up together with the ABS warning lamp , stop the vehicle immediately and check the brake fluid level in the reservoir ⇒ page 192, “Brake fluid”. If the fluid level has dropped below the “MIN” mark you must not drive on. Risk of accident. Obtain technical assistance.

• If the brake fluid level is correct, the fault in the brake system may have been caused by a failure of the ABS system. This could cause the rear wheels to lock quickly when you brake. This could cause the rear to break away. Risk of skidding. Stop the vehicle and seek technical assistance.

Brake system* / handbrake

The warning lamp lights up if the handbrake is applied, if the

brake fluid level falls too low or if there is a fault in the brake

system.

This warning lamp lights up if

• If the handbrake is on

• If the brake fluid level is t

• If there is a fault in the br

This warning lamp can light u

warning lamp.

WARNING

• If the brake warning lamdriving, the brake fluid levetoo low. Risk of accident. Stonical assistance.

• If the brake warning lamlamp , the control functiocause the rear wheels to locrear to break away. Risk of sassistance.

Emission control syste

This warning lamp mon

Warning lamp flashes:

When there is misfiring that c

speed and drive carefully to t

engine checked.

Warning lamp is lit:

If a fault has developed durin

exhaust gas (e.g. lambda pro

the nearest qualified worksh

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ctivated by switching the ignition off and then

goes out, this means the system is fully

e diesel engine particulate filter *

ay help the filter clear itself by driving in the

utes in 4th or 5th gear (automatic gearbox: S

m/h, with the engine running at approximately

len build up in the filter is burned. When

icator turns off.

ivated, bring the vehicle to a specialised work-

the road weather conditions, the terrain and ions should never lead to illegal maneouvers

late filter may reach extremely high tempera- contact with flammable materials under-

comply could result in fire.

el engine particulate filter must not be refueled

hat the fuel system may be damaged.

Traction control system (TCS)*

The traction control system prevents the driven wheels from

spinning when the vehicle is accelerating

The warning lamp lights up when the ignition is switched on and should turn

out after about 2 seconds.

When the TCS is operating while driving, the warning lamp flashes. If the

system is deactivated or if there is any fault in the same, the warning lamp will

remain lit.

It will also come on if a fault should occur in the ABS because the TCS oper-

ates in conjunction with the ABS. For further information see ⇒ page 147,

“Brakes”.

Electronic stabilisation programme (ESP)*

This warning lamp monitors the electronic stabilisation

programme.

This programme includes the ABS, EDL and TCS.

The warning lamp has the following functions:

• It will light for about 2 seconds when the ignition is switched on while a

test of the function is carried out.

• It flashes when the ESP is activated when driving.

• It will light up continuously if there is a malfunction in the ESP.

• It will light up continuously if the ESP is switched off.

• It will also come on if a fault should occur in the ABS because the ESP

operates in conjunction with the ABS.

If the ESP warning lamp lights up and stays on after the engine is started,

this may mean that the control system has temporarily switched off the ESP.

In this case the ESP can be rea

on again. If the warning lamp

functional.

Soot accumulation in th

If the indicator lights you m

appropriate manner.

To do this, drive about 15 min

gear range) at a speed of 60 k

2000 rpm. In this way, the pol

cleaning is successful, the ind

If the indicator is not deact

shop to repair the fault.

WARNING

• Always drive according totraffic. Driving recommendatin surrounding traffic.

• The diesel engine particutures; it should not enter intoneath the vehicle. Failure to

CautionVehicles equipped with a dies

using biodiesel (RME), given t

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flashes when the turn signals are

a caravan or trailer.

when the turn signals are operated, provided a

d connected to the vehicle.

sh if one of the turn signals on the trailer fails.

EDL)*

the ABS in vehicles equipped with an

Program (ESP)*

dicated by the ABS warning lamp . Please

workshop as soon as possible. For further infor-

50, “Electronic differential lock (EDL)*”

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Electronic immobiliser

Inside the key there is a chip that deactivates the electronic immobiliser auto-

matically when the key is inserted into the ignition. The immobiliser will be

activated again automatically as soon as you pull the key out of the ignition

lock.

The engine can, however, be started if the appropriate coded SEAT genuine

key is used.

NoteThe vehicle cannot be operated properly if you do not have a genuine SEAT

key.

Engine oil pressure

This warning lamp indicates that the engine oil pressure is

too low.

If this warning symbol starts to flash, and is accompanied by three audible warnings, switch off the engine and check the oil level. If the oil level is too

low, add more engine oil ⇒ page 183.

If the symbol flashes although the oil level is correct, do not drive on. The

engine must not even run at idle speed. Obtain technical assistance.

Trailer turn signals

This warning lamp also

operated while towing

The warning lamp flashes

trailer is correctly attached an

The warning lamp will not fla

Differential lock fault (

EDL operates along with

Electronic Stabilisation

A malfunction in the EDL is in

take the vehicle to a qualified

mation on the EDL ⇒ page 1

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Steering wheel controls*68

Fig. 42 Controls on the steering wheel

Long press

udio CD mp3 CDC

ontinue volume up

ntinue volume down

Fast forward

Steering wheel controls*

Audio control from controls on the steering wheel

Fig. 41 Controls on the steering wheel

Button

Short press

Radio CD Audio CD mp3 CDC Radio CD A

Volume up C

Volume down Co

Search upwards

for stationFollowing track

Search upwards

for station

AB

AC

AA

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Long press

udio CD mp3 CDC

Rewind

o specified function

o specified function

o specified function

o specified function

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Button

Short press

Radio CD Audio CD mp3 CDC Radio CD A

Search down-

wards for stationPrevious track

Search down-

wards for station

Change source cycle N

Silence N

Next preset No functionChange folder Change CD

N

Previous preset No functionPrevious folder Previous CD

N

AD

AE

AF

AG

AH

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without taking care or observing all the r other people especially children.

ever leave children unaccompanied inside, as ssistance if required.

d, any intrusion is impeded, for example while

m enables you to lock and unlock all

te from one point.

ed using any of the following options:

the driver's door cylinder and rotating manu-

, (electronic control) in the passenger compart-

e control, using the buttons on the key

e to improve the vehicle security:

m*

Unlocking and locking

Doors

Locking and unlocking the vehicle

From the outside of the vehicle, the driver's door may be

locked or unlocked using the key.

When opened, the latch will rise up (for vehicles without central locking)

For vehicles equipped with electric windows and central locking, if the key is

maintained in the opening position all of the electric side windows will open.

When locking the latch will descend (for vehicles without central locking)

In some vehicle models equipped with electric windows and central locking,

if the key is maintained in the locking position on the driver side, any side

windows left open, as well as the electric sunroof, will close.

For vehicles without central locking, the passenger door and the rear doors

may be locked from the outside without using a key. Just press the button

down and close the door.

The latch on the driver’s door may not be pushed down while the door is open

(only in vehicles without central locking). This avoids accidentally leaving the

keys in the ignition.

From inside all the doors may be locked by pushing the security buttons down

(in vehicles without central locking).

WARNING

• Exercise extreme caution when closing the windows and the sunroof from the outside of the vehicle.

• Closing from the outside vehicle may cause bruising fo

• When locking a vehicle, nit will be difficult to provide a

• When the doors are lockestopped at a red light.

Central locking*

Description

The central locking syste

the doors and the tailga

Central locking can be activat

• the key, by inserting it into

ally,

• the central locking buttonment ⇒ page 73,

• the radio frequency remot⇒ page 78.

Various functions are availabl

- Locking system “Safe”

- Selective unlocking syste

WARNING (continued)

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the remote control, press the lock button on the

eactivated, the alarm volumetric sensor is also

activated, the doors are locked using the simple

t they may be opened from the interior but not

eactivation of the “Safe” system may be

ample, if we press the button because we

it locks as a result, however, we are not sure that

utton once more within 2 seconds, we will have

m).

pening, see “Selective unlocking system*”.

a light indicator visible from the outside of the

fe” system status.

ystem is activated, by the flashing of the light

ash on all vehicles, whether they are fitted with

vehicle is unlocked.

t alarm: Indicator flashes continuously.

rm: The indicator remains off.

The indicator remains off.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

- Auto-locking to prevent involuntary unlocking

- Automatic speed dependent locking and unlocking system*

- Emergency unlocking system

NoteFor anti-theft security, only the driver's door is fitted with a lock cylinder.

Safety system “Safe”

This is an anti-theft device consisting of a double lock for the

door locks and a deactivation function for the boot in order to

make forced entry more difficult.

Activation

The “safe” system is activated when the vehicle is locked using the key or the

remote control.

To activate this system with the key, rotate the key once in the door lock

cylinder in the locking direction.

To activate the system using the remote control, press the lock button on the

remote once.

When this system is activated, it is not possible to open the doors normally,

from the outside or the inside. The boot/tailgate may not be opened. The

central locking button does not work.

Voluntary deactivation

The “Safe” system can be deactivated voluntarily by the user.

This is done by locking two times in quick succession (in under 2 seconds).

This double locking can be executed using the key or the remote control.

Using the key, rotate the lock cylinder twice in the locking direction.

To activate the system using

remote twice.

When the “Safe” system is d

deactivated.

When the “Safe” system is de

locking system, meaning tha

from the exterior.

Involuntary deactivation

The methods described for d

executed involuntarily (for ex

want to lock the vehicle, and

it is locked and we press the b

deactivated the “Safe” syste

Deactivation when opening

To deactivate the system on o

“Safe” status

On the driver's door, there is

vehicle that indicates the “Sa

We can see that the “Safe” s

indicator. The indicator will fl

an alarm or not, and until the

Remember:

Safe activated with or withou

Safe deactivated without ala

Safe deactivated with alarm:

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Unlocking and locking72

3.

luntary unlocking

em and will avoid situations where

intentionally

utomatically, if it is unlocked and neither the

pened within 30 seconds. This function

aining unlocked if the unlocking button is

dent locking and unlocking system*

o prevent access to the vehicle from

hicle is in transit (for example, when

).

omatically locked when vehicle speed exceeds

ne of the doors is opened, when the vehicle

speed of 15 km/h the unlocked door(s) will be

y unlocks when the key is removed from the

WARNING

No one should remain in the vehicle if the “Safe” deadlock mechanism has been activated. It is not possible to open the doors from the inside or the outside and this would make any outside intervention difficult in case of emergency. Danger of death. People could become trapped inside in an emergency.

Selective unlocking system*

This system allows for unlocking only the driver's door, or all

the vehicle.

Driver's door unlock button

This is done by a simple unlocking (once). This can be done with the key or

the remote control.

With the key, rotate the key once in the lock cylinder in the unlock direction.

The driver's door will be released from the “Safe” system and unlocked and

may be opened, the indicator light will also be switched off. For vehicles fitted

with an alarm, this system is deactivated.

Using the remote control, press the unlock button on the remote once. The

“Safe” system is deactivated for all the vehicle, only the driver's door is

unlocked for opening, the alarm is turned off as is the light indicator.

Unlocking all doors and the boot

So that all the doors and the boot can be opened, the unlock button on

the remote must be pressed twice.

The button must be pressed twice in under 2 seconds and this will deactivate

the “Safe” system for all the vehicle, all doors will be unlocked and the boot

will be activated. The indicator will be turned off as will be the alarm for those

vehicles fitted with one.

Unlocking the boot

See ⇒ page 78 and ⇒ page 8

Locking system for invo

This is an anti-theft syst

the vehicle is opened un

The vehicle will be re-locked a

boot or any of the doors are o

prevents the vehicle from rem

pressed by mistake.

Automatic speed depen

This is a safety system t

the exterior when the ve

stopped at a traffic light

Locking

The doors and the boot are aut

15 km/h.

If the vehicle is stopped and o

moves off again and exceeds a

locked once more.

Unlocking

The driver's door automaticall

ignition.

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d and unlocked from the inside using

on.

.

still operative when the ignition is switched off.

system is activated.

n you use the central locking button to lock your

pen the doors or the tailgate from the outside

r instance when stopped at traffic lights).

Fig. 43 Central locking button

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Each door may be unlocked and opened from the interior (for example when

a passenger gets out). For this, simply operate the lever on the inside of the

door twice.

WARNING

The door handles should never be operated when the vehicle is running: the door will open.

Emergency unlocking system

The entire vehicle is unlocked if the airbags are triggered during an accident,

except for the boot. It is possible to lock the vehicle from inside using the

central locking, after turning the ignition off and back on again.

Central locking button

The vehicle can be locke

the central locking butt

Locking the vehicle

– Press the button ⇒

Unlocking the doors

– Press the button .

The central locking button is

Except, if the "safe" security

Please note the following whe

vehicle:

• It will not be possible to o

(this may offer extra safety, fo

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Unlocking and locking74

ents the rear doors being opened

tem prevents minors from opening a

the vehicle is moving.

Fig. 44 Child safety lock on the left hand side door

Fig. 45 Child safety lock on the right hand side door

• The driver's door cannot be locked if it is open. This prevents you from

locking yourself out of the vehicle.

• Repeated operation of the central locking will deactivate the central

locking button for 30 seconds. Once this time has passed, the button may be

used once more.

• There is a danger that the key may remain inside the vehicle, if the vehicle

is locked using the central locking button when the driver's door is closed

and, for example, the passenger door open. If this door is closed, then the

keys will remain inside the vehicle.

• All doors may be locked separately from inside the car. Do this by pulling

the door release lever twice.

WARNING

• If the vehicle is locked, children and disabled people may be trapped inside.

• The central locking button is not operative in the following cases.

• When the vehicle is locked from the outside (using the remote or the key).

• While the ignition is not activated after unlocking the door lock cylinder with the key.

Note• Vehicle locked, button

• Vehicle unlocked, button

Childproof locks

The childproof lock prev

from the inside. This sys

door accidentally while

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

This function is independent of the electronic opening and locking

systems of the vehicle. It only affects the rear doors. It is only

possible to activate it and deactivate it manually, as described

below:

Activating the childproof lock

– Unlock the car and open the door you wish to childproof.

– With the door open, rotate the groove in the door using the igni-

tion key, anti-clockwise for the left hand side doors, and clock-

wise for the right hand side doors ⇒ page 74, fig. 44,

⇒ page 74, fig. 45.

Deactivating the childproof lock

– Unlock the car and open the door for which you wish to deacti-

vate the childproof lock.

– With the door open, rotate the groove in the door using the igni-

tion key, anti-clockwise for the right-hand side doors, and clock-

wise for the left-hand side doors ⇒ page 74, fig. 44, ⇒ page 74,

fig. 45.

When the childproof lock is activated, the door can be opened from the

outside only. The childproof lock can be activated and deactivated using the

key in the groove when the door is open, as described above.

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vehicle consists of the following items:

l ⇒ fig. 46 ,

ntrol ,

y number.

ithout the key number on the key tab ⇒ fig. 46

a safe place.

the vehicle.

give the plastic key tab to the new owner.

. This unfolds thanks to a spring device

utton and push with the hand, until it is

Fig. 47 Folding key

AA

AB

Keys

Key set

The set of keys includes a remote control, a key without a

remote control and a key tab with the number of the key.

The key set belonging to your

• a key with a remote contro

• one key without remote co

• one key tab with the ke

Plastic key tab

Spare keys cannot be issued w

. Therefore:

• Always keep the key tab in

• Never leave the key tab in

If you sell the vehicle, please

Folding key*

To unfoldkey bit, press button

⇒ fig. 47.

To fold the key bit, press the b

correctly folded ⇒ fig. 47.

Fig. 46 Set of keys

AC

AB

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Duplicate keys

If you need a replacement key, take your key tab to an Authorised Service

Centre.

WARNING

• Incorrect use of the keys can result in critical injuries.

• Never leave children or disabled persons in the vehicle; in case of emer-gency they may not be able to leave the vehicle or look after themselves.

• Unsupervised use of a key could mean that the engine is started or that electrical equipment is used (e.g. electric windows). Risk of accident. The doors can be locked using the remote control key. This could result in people being trapped in the vehicle in an emergency.

• Never leave any of the vehicle keys in the vehicle. Unauthorised use of your vehicle could result in injury, damage or theft. Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle.

• Never remove the key from the ignition if the vehicle is in motion. Risk of accident. The steering lock could engage suddenly, and you would not be able to steer the vehicle.

CautionThere are electronic components in the key and remote control. Protect the

keys from moisture and excessive vibration.

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Unlocking and locking78

e performed using the remote control and

al locking system.

* and the locking security system (double

ntrol device with batteries is fitted in the head

r is in the interior of the vehicle.

lways flashes when the remote control is used.

9 of the remote control is shown in the

depends on a number of circumstances.

g down the range is also reduced.

cle

the range, pointing towards the vehicle and

⇒ fig. 48 . The indicators flash twice. To

Fig. 49 Range of the remote control

A1

Radio frequency remote control

Locking and unlocking the vehicle

The remote control key can be used to lock and unlock the

vehicle from a distance.

The following functions can b

without using the key itself

• Opening and closing centr

• Turning the anti theft alarm

lock) on and off.

• Turning interior light on.

The radiofrequency remote co

of the vehicle key. The receive

The indicator light for the key a

The range (red zones) ⇒ fig. 4

diagram. The maximum range

When the batteries are runnin

Opening and closing the vehi

To open, place the key within

briefly press the open button

Fig. 48 Assignment of buttons on the remote control key

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using the button, the vehicle will be

any of the doors or the tailgate are not opened

g the vehicle. This function prevents the vehicle

e unlocking button is pressed by mistake.

pened and closed using the remote control, the

to be re-synchronised ⇒ page 79.

ot flash when the buttons are pushed, the

s may damage the radio frequency remote

ys replace the dead battery with another of the

nvironmentposed of in accordance with regulations

he environment.

ote control key

control key

e been delivered with the vehicle; the key

e normal key ⇒ page 78, fig. 48

A1

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

lockthe vehicle, press the lock button briefly ⇒ fig. 48 . The indicators

flash once.

By pressing the lock button twice ⇒ page 78, fig. 48 both the locking

security mechanism (double lock) and the volumetric alarm* are deactivated

but the perimetric alarm* remains active and this is indicated by the indicator

light on the driver’s door.

Selective unlocking*

When the button ⇒ page 78, fig. 48 is pressed once, the driver's door

is unlocked, all others remain locked.

Press the button ⇒ page 78, fig. 48 twice to unlock all doors.

WARNING

• Incorrect use of the key can result in critical injuries.

• Never leave children or disabled persons in the vehicle; in case of emer-gency they may not be able to leave the vehicle or look after themselves.

• Never leave any of the vehicle keys in the vehicle. This could result in serious injuries, accidents or the theft of your vehicle. Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle.

• Unsupervised use of a key could mean that the engine is started or that electrical equipment is used (e.g. electric windows). Risk of accident. The vehicle can be locked using the remote control key. This could result in people being trapped in the vehicle in an emergency.

Note• The radio-frequency remote control can also be programmed so that only

the driver's door is unlocked the first time that the unlocking button on the

radio frequency remote control key is pressed. When the button is pressed

once more, all doors and the tailgate will be unlocked.

• The remote control functions only when you are in range ⇒ page 78,

fig. 49 (red area).

• If the vehicle is unlocked

locked again automatically if

within 30 seconds of unlockin

from remaining unlocked if th

• If the vehicle cannot be o

remote control key will have

Changing the battery

If the battery indicator does n

battery must be replaced.

CautionUse of inappropriate batterie

control. For this reason, alwa

same size and power.

For the sake of the eThe flat batteries must be dis

governing the protection of t

Synchronising the rem

Synchronising the remote

– Use both keys that hav

with the remote and th

⇒ page 78, fig. 49.

A2

A2

A1

A1

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ystem*

t alarm system*

gers an alarm if unauthorised move-

nd the vehicle.

ore difficult to break into the vehicle or steal

are triggered if the car is opened using the

rised access is gained to the vehicle.

automatically switched on when the vehicle is

e key once in the lock towards the locking posi-

the radio-frequency remote control*. The

ly and the indicator light located on the

ith the indicators indicating that the alarm and

ouble lock) have been turned on.

indicator lamps light up only if the alarm has

e protection zones should be correctly closed).

et are open, when the alarm is connected these

tection zones of the vehicle. If the door or

d, they will automatically be included in the

the indicators will flash accordingly.

r an alarm?

, in the locked vehicle, when:

on

– Maximum time allowed for synchronising is 30 seconds.

– The normal key is used to activate the ignition, and the key with

the remote control is the key to be programmed.

– Check that the car is open before commencing programming.

– Place the key without remote control in the contact inside the

steering and ignition lock.

– Use the key with remote control and mechanically lock the

vehicle from the driver's door.

– Open and close the driver's door lock mechanically, using the

remote control key.

– At the same time press the button on the remote control

key.

– Complete the procedure by removing the key from the contact.

It is possible that the vehicle could no longer be opened and closed with the

remote control if the button is repeatedly pressed outside of the effective

range of the radio frequency remote control. The remote control key will have

to be resynchronised.

Spare remote control keys are available from Authorised Service Centres, they

must be matched to the locking system.

Anti-theft alarm s

Description of anti-thef

The anti-theft alarm trig

ments are detected arou

The anti-theft alarm makes it m

it. Audible and visible alarms

mechanical key, or if unautho

The anti-theft alarm system is

locked. For this, either turn th

tion or press button on

system is activated immediate

driver’s door will flash along w

the locking security system (d

When the vehicle is locked the

been correctly activated (all th

If any of the doors or the bonn

will not be included in the pro

bonnet is subsequently close

vehicle protection zones and

When does the system trigge

The alarm system is triggered

• a door

• the bonnet or

• the tailgate

are unduly opened

• or the ignition is switched

A1

A2

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nction incorporated in the anti-theft

authorized vehicle entry using ultra-

ensors, 2 emitters and a receptor.

ed on with the anti-theft alarm, when the

anically with the key and when the button

rol is used.

the key, either mechanically3) or by

on the remote control.

the remote control twice. Only the volu-

ivated. The alarm system remains acti-

m will be switched on automatically with the

ors and the tailgate must be closed to activate

nitoring system.

e switched off, if for example animals are briefly

ir movements could otherwise trigger an alarm.

lso be deactivated if the windows are left

larm may be triggered due to the effect caused

e door is opened until the key is inserted in the contact

herwise the alarm will be triggered.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

The acoustic signals sound and the indicators flash for approx. 30 seconds.

How is the alarm switched off?

To deactivate the anti-theft alarm, rotate the key in the opening direction or

press the button on the remote control.

• The indicator light flashes twice on opening and the alarm is deactivated.

• The indicator light flashes once on closing and the alarm is activated.

In vehicles equipped with an additional* alarm system, if the vehicle is

opened using the driver's door key, you have 15 sec to insert the key in the

ignition lock and activate the ignition. Otherwise, the alarm will go off for 30

sec. and the ignition will be blocked.

In vehicles with keys without remote control it is necessary to wait 30 seconds

until the alarm stops. Then lock the vehicle using the key and repeat the

above process.

If the vehicle is opened at any door other than the driver's door or the tailgate

the alarm will go off for 30 seconds.

Note• After 28 days the indicator light will switch off to prevent the battery

running down where the vehicle has been left parked for a long period of

time. The alarm system remains activated.

• If, after the alarm has stopped, attempts are made to open another

protection zone, the alarm will be triggered again.

• The alarm system can be activated or deactivated using the remote

control ⇒ page 78.

Volumetric sensor*

Monitoring or control fu

alarm*, that detects un

sound.

The system consists of 3 s

Activation

– It is automatically turn

vehicle is locked mech

on the remote cont

Deactivation

– Open the vehicle with

pressing the button

– Press the button on

metric sensor is deact

vated.

The interior monitoring syste

anti-theft alarm. All of the do

the sensor of the interior mo

The interior monitor should b

left in the locked vehicle. The

The interior monitor should a

slightly open, otherwise the a

by wind entering the vehicle.

3) The time period from when th

should not exceed 15 sec., ot

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Note• If, after deactivating the volumetric sensor, the vehicle is locked using the

remote control or the key in the door lock in under 30 seconds, the volumetric

sensor will remain deactivated. The other functions of the antitheft alarm*

will remain activated. After this time, the deactivation function of the volu-

metric sensor is cancelled.

• If the vehicle is relocked and the alarm is activated without the volumetric

sensor function, relocking will activate the alarm with all its functions, except

the volumetric sensor. This function is reactivated when the alarm is next

switched on, unless it is deliberately switched off.

• If the alarm has been triggered by the volumetric sensor, this will be indi-

cated by a flashing of the indicator on the driver's door. The flash is different

to the flash indicating the alarm is activated.

• If the alarm is triggered three times by the volumetric sensor, the alarm

system is no longer triggered.

• Triggering caused by other sensors (doors, boot opening, etc.) will

continue.

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er and lift the tailgate ⇒ fig. 50. The

e in a vertical position ⇒ fig. 51 .

handle on the interior lining and close it,

t.

51 is in a vertical position, the tailgate will open

the central locking system. Also, the tailgate

sing a key.

al ⇒ fig. 51, if the tailgate is closed it

be opened again using the main key.

ust be turned all the way ⇒ fig. 51 in the

position the key may not be removed from the

Fig. 51 Closing the tail-gate

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Tailgate

Opening and locking

The operation of the tailgate opening system is electric. It is

activated by using the handle on the tailgate

Opening the tailgate

– Pull on the release lev

keyhole should now b

Closing the tailgate

– Grip the tailgate by the

using a light movemen

When the keyhole ⇒ fig.

and lock automatically using

may be opened and locked u

When the keyhole is horizont

remains locked and can only

To open the tailgate the key m

direction of the arrow. In this

lock.

Fig. 50 Boot lid: opening from the outside

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windows electrically*

ic windows can be operated using the

oor.

indows

open a window.

a window ⇒ .

y if you park the vehicle or leave it unattended

ws for approx. 10 minutes after switching off

r door nor the front passenger door has been

een removed from the ignition.

Fig. 52 Detail of driver door: controls for the front and rear windows

If the keyhole is in horizontal position, this implies that the tailgate is locked

and can only be opened using the main key.

WARNING

• Always close the tailgate properly. Risk of accident or injury.

• Do not close the tailgate by pushing it down with your hand on the window. The glass could shatter. Risk of injury!

• Ensure the tailgate is locked after closing. If not, it may open unexpect-edly while driving.

• Never allow children to play in or around the vehicle. A locked vehicle can be subjected to extremely high and low temperatures, depending on the time of year. This could cause serious injuries/illness. It could even have fatal consequences. Close and lock both the tailgate and all the other doors when you are not using the vehicle.

• Never close the tailgate without observing and ensuring it is clear, to do otherwise could cause serious injury to you and others. Make sure that no one is in the path of the tailgate.

• Never drive with the tailgate open or half-closed, exhaust gasses may penetrate into the interior of the vehicle. Danger of poisoning!

• If only the boot is opened then do not leave the key inside. The vehicle may not be opened if the key is left inside.

Windows

Opening or closing the

The front and rear electr

controls in the driver's d

Opening and closing the w

– Press the button to

– Pull button to close

Always close the windows full

⇒ .

You can use the electric windo

the ignition if neither the drive

opened and the key has not b

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ty switch to disable the rear electric windows. en disabled.

lose because it is stiff or because of an obstruc-

tically open again ⇒ page 86. If this happens,

not be closed before attempting to close it

closing*

and closing function is only possible

an only be activated from the driver's

he window briefly to the second position.

ly.

for the window briefly to the second posi-

s fully.

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Buttons in the driver door

Button for window in front left door

Button for window in front right door

Buttons for rear windows*

Safety switch for deactivating the electric window buttons in the rear

doors

Button for window in rear right door

Button for window in rear left door

Safety switch *

Safety switch in the driver door can be used to disable the electric window

buttons in the rear doors.

Safety switch not pressed: buttons on rear doors are activated.

Safety switch pressed: buttons on rear doors are deactivated.

WARNING

• Incorrect use of the electric windows can result in injury.

• Never close the tailgate without observing and ensuring it is clear, to do otherwise could cause serious injury to you and others. Make sure that no one is in the path of a window.

• Always take the vehicle key with you when you leave the vehicle.

• Never leave children or disabled persons in the vehicle, particularly if they have access to the keys. Unsupervised use of a key could mean that the engine is started or that electrical equipment is used (e.g. electric windows). Risk of accident. The doors can be locked using the remote control key. This could result in people being trapped in the vehicle in an emergency.

• The electric windows will work until the key has been removed from the ignition and one of the front doors has been opened.

• If necessary, use the safeMake sure that they have be

NoteIf the window is not able to c

tion, the window will automa

check why the window could

again.

One-touch opening and

The one-touch opening

on the front doors and c

door.

One-touch closing

– Pull up the button for t

The window closes ful

One-touch opening

– Push down the button

tion. The window open

Restoring one-touch open

– Close all windows.

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ll-back function will not work if there is a

dows. Contact an Authorised Service Centre.

ric windows can result in injury.

you when leaving the vehicle, even if you only ime. Please ensure that children are never left

work until the key has been removed from the doors has been opened.

ithout observing and ensuring it is clear, to do s injury to you and others. Make sure that no

w.

ain in the vehicle when you close the vehicle s cannot be opened even in an emergency.

ivated if the windows are closed from the

e ignition key for convenience closing

nd closing*

r lock of the driver door in either the

g position until all windows are either

rupt this function.

– Use the key to lock the vehicle from outside and hold the key in

the lock position for at least one second. The one-touch function

is now ready for operation.

The buttons ⇒ page 84, fig. 52 and have two levels for opening the

window and two for closing it. This makes it easier to open or close windows

to the desired position.

One-touch closing does not work when the ignition has been switched off,

even if the key is in the ignition.

The automatic open and close function will not work if the battery has been

temporarily disconnected, or if the battery is flat. The function then has to be

reactivated.

The one-touch function and roll-back function will not work if there is a

malfunction in the electric windows. Contact an Authorised Service Centre.

Roll-back function

The windows have a roll-back function. This reduces the risk

of injuries when the windows are closing.

• If a window is obstructed when closing automatically, the window stops

at this point and lowers immediately ⇒ .

• If this happens, check immediately (within 10 seconds) why the window

could not be closed before attempting to close it again. After 10 seconds the

normal automatic function resumes.

• If the window is still obstructed, the window stops at this point.

• If there is no obvious reason why the window cannot be closed, try to

close it again within five seconds.

If you wait longer than 5 - 10 seconds, the window will open fully when you

operate one of the buttons. One-touch closing is reactivated.

The one-touch function and ro

malfunction in the electric win

WARNING

• Incorrect use of the elect

• Always take the key with intend to be gone for a short tunsupervised in the vehicle.

• The electric windows willignition and one of the front

• Never close the tailgate wotherwise could cause seriouone is in the path of a windo

• Never allow people to remfrom the outside. The window

NoteThe roll-back function is deact

outside of the vehicle using th

⇒ page 86.

Convenience opening a

Using the door lock

– Hold the key in the doo

locking or the unlockin

opened or closed.

– Release the key to inter

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ithout observing and ensuring it is clear, to do us injury to you and others. Make sure that no w.

f*

e sliding/tilting roof

oof is opened and closed using the

ignition is switched on.

sunroof

to position ⇒ fig. 54 ⇒ .

Fig. 54 Roof lining description: rotary sun roof control

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Vent wings*

The rear vent wings can be opened and closed manually.

Opening

– Pull the release lever ⇒ fig. 53 in the direction of the arrow and

push it out at the same time until the lever engages. The lever

inserts when the deflector is half open or fully open.

Closing

– Pull the release lever in the opposite direction to the arrow and

push it back until the lever engages.

WARNING

• Incorrect use of the vent wings can result in injury!

• Never close the tailgate wotherwise could cause serioone is in the path of a windo

Sliding/tilting roo

Opening and closing th

The sliding/tilting sunr

rotary button when the

Closing the sliding/tilting

– Turn the rotary button

Fig. 53 Release lever for mechanical vent wing

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d result in people being trapped in the vehicle

f continues to function until one of the front removed from the ignition.

r lock of the driver's door in the locking

g/tilting sunroof is closed.

rupt this function.

ry button remains in the last position selected

venience closing from outside the vehicle and

he next time you drive.

Opening/tilting the sliding/tilting sunroof

– Turn the rotary button to position . The sunroof opens to the

convenience position where wind noise is reduced.

– To open the roof further, turn the switch to position and hold

the switch in this position until the roof opens to the desired

position.

Tilting the sliding/tilting sunroof

– Turn the rotary button to position .

Always close the sliding/tilting roof fully if you park the vehicle or leave it

unattended ⇒ .

The sliding/tilting sunroof can be operated for up to about ten minutes after

the ignition has been switched off, provided the driver door and the front

passenger door are not opened.

Sunroof blind

The sunroof blind is opened together with the sliding/tilting roof. If required,

it can be closed by hand when the sunroof is closed.

WARNING

• Incorrect use of the sliding/tilting sunroof can result in injury.

• Never close the sliding/tilting sunroof without observing and ensuring it is clear, to do otherwise could cause serious injury to you and others. Make sure that no one is in the path of the sliding/tilting sunroof.

• Always take the vehicle key with you when you leave the vehicle.

• Never leave children or disabled persons in the vehicle, particularly if they have access to the keys. Unsupervised use of a key could mean that the engine is started or that electrical equipment is used (e.g. electric sliding/tilting sunroof). Risk of accident! The doors can be locked using the

remote control key. This coulin an emergency.

• The sliding/tilting sunroodoors is opened and the key

Convenience closing*

Using the door lock

– Hold the key in the doo

position until the slidin

– Release the key to inter

NoteThe sliding/tilting sunroof rota

if the roof is closed using con

will have to be re-positioned t

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roll-back function which prevents larger objects

f is closed. The roll-back function does not

ed against the roof opening. The sliding/tilting

in immediately if it is obstructed when closing.

been opened again by the roll-back function, it

g the rotary button at the front in position

ting roof has closed fully. Please note that the ut the roll-back function.

reakdown

the sunroof may be closed manually.

by inserting a screwdriver in the rear section.

e cover fastening, insert it in the opening as far

the spring) and close the sliding roof.

ition.

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Roll-back function of the sliding/tilting roof* The sliding/tilting roof has a

getting trapped when the roo

prevent fingers getting pinch

sunroof stops and opens aga

If the sliding/tilting roof has

can be closed only by pressin

⇒ fig. 55 until the sliding/til

sunroof will now close witho

Operation in the event of a b

In the event of a breakdown,

• Remove the plastic cover

• Remove the lever from th

as possible (pushing against

• Fit the lever back into pos

Fig. 55 Roof lining description: rotary sun roof control

Fig. 56 Emergency closing handle

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sition or to the first stop. The

witch lights up.

lights (vehicles with front fog lights)

sition or to the second stop ⇒ .

e switch itself lights up.

lights (vehicles with no front fog lights)

sition or to the end. An indicator

lf lights up.

lights on. Risk of accident. The side lights are te the road ahead and to ensure that other

u. Always use your dipped headlights if it is

ts will only work with the ignition on. The side

when the ignition is turned off.

the key has been taken out of the ignition lock,

er door is opened. This is a reminder to switch

Lights and visibility

Lights

Switching lights on and off

Switching on the side lights

– Turn the light switch ⇒ fig. 57 to position .

Switching on dipped headlights

– Turn the light switch to position .

Switching off the lights

– Turn the light switch to position 0.

Switching on the fog light

– Turn the switch from po

symbol in the light s

Switching on the rear fog

– Turn the switch from po

An indicator lamp on th

Switching on the rear fog

– Turn the switch from po

lamp on the switch itse

WARNING

Never drive with just the sidenot bright enough to illuminaroad users are able to see yodark or if visibility is poor.

Note• The dipped beam headligh

lights come on automatically

• If the lights are left on after

a buzzer sounds when the driv

off the lights.

Fig. 57 Detailed view of dash panel lights, fog light and rear fog light control

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t range control, you can adjust the headlight

being carried in the vehicle. In this way it is

coming traffic more than necessary. At the same

possible lighting for the road ahead using the

djusted when the dipped beam is switched on.

humb wheel down from the basic setting 0.

trol

amps (xenon lamps) are equipped with dynamic n you switch on the lights, their range regulates

load.

amps do not have headlight range control.

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Fig. 59 Instrument panel: heated rear window switch

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• The rear fog light is so bright that it can dazzle drivers behind you. You

should use the rear fog light only when visibility is very poor.

• If you are towing a trailer equipped with a rear fog light on a vehicle with

a factory-fitted towing bracket, the rear fog light on the car will automatically

be switched off.

• The use of the lighting described here is subject to the relevant statutory

requirements.

Instrument and switch lighting / Headlight range control

Instrument and switch lighting

When the headlights are switched on, the brightness of the instruments and

switch lighting can be regulated to suit your requirements by turning the

thumb wheel ⇒ fig. 58 .

Those vehicles fitted with xenon gas discharge headlights are fitted with an

automatic headlight range system.

Headlight range control

Using the electrical headligh

range to the load level that is

possible to avoid dazzling on

time, the driver has the best

correct headlight settings.

The headlights can only be a

To lower the beam, turn the t

Dynamic headlight range con

Vehicles with gas discharge lheadlight range control. Whe

itself according to the vehicle

Vehicles with gas discharge l

Rear window heating

Fig. 58 Instrument panel: regulation for instrument and switch illumination and headlight range control

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ts are used to draw the attention of

r vehicle in emergencies.

n:

afe distance from moving traffic.

tch on the hazard warning lights ⇒ .

ngage 1st gear, and for an automatic

to P.

e to draw the attention of other road users

Fig. 60 Instrument panel: switch for hazard warning lights

The rear window heating only works when the engine is running. When it is

switched on, a lamp lights up on the switch.

After 20 minutes, the heating device of the rear window switches off automat-

ically. If the button is pushed again, after 20 minutes the rear window heater

stays on continuously until the ignition is switched off.

For the sake of the environmentThe rear window heater should be disconnected as soon as the glass is

demisted. By saving electrical power you can also save fuel.

NoteTo avoid possible damage to the battery, an automatic temporary disconnec-

tion of this function is possible, coming back on when normal operating

conditions are reestablished.

Hazard warning lights

The hazard warning ligh

other road users to you

If your vehicle breaks dow

1. Park your vehicle at a s

2. Press the button to swi

3. Switch the engine off.

4. Apply the handbrake.

5. On a manual gearbox, e

move the selector lever

6. Use the warning triangl

to your vehicle.

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eam headlight lever

in beam lever also operates the

headlight flasher.

beam headlight lever has the following

nals

ay up ⇒ fig. 61 to indicate right, and

indicate left.

r down to the point where you incur

lease the lever. The turn signal will flash

esponding warning lamp will also flash.

Fig. 61 Turn signal and main beam headlight lever

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7. Always take the vehicle key with you when you leave the vehicle.

You should switch on the hazard warning lights to warn other road users, for

instance when:

• reaching the tail end of a traffic jam

• there is an emergency

• your vehicle breaks down due to a technical defect

• you are towing another vehicle or your vehicle is being towed.

All turn signals flash simultaneously when the hazard warning lights are

switched on. That is that the two turn signal indicator lamps and the

indicator lamp in the switch will flash at the same time. The hazard

warning lights also work when the ignition is switched off.

WARNING

• The risk of an accident increases if your vehicle breaks down. Always use the hazard warning lights and a warning triangle to draw the attention of other road users to your stationary vehicle.

• Never park where the catalytic converter could come into contact with inflammable materials under the vehicle, for example dry grass or spilt petrol. This could start a fire!

Note• The battery will run down if the hazard warning lights are left on for a long

time, even if the ignition is switched off.

• The use of the hazard warning lights described here is subject to the rele-

vant statutory requirements.

Turn signal and main b

The turn signal and ma

parking lights and the

The turn signal and main

functions:

Switching on the turn sig

– Move the lever all the w

all the way down to

Signalling a lane change

– Push the lever up o

resistance and then re

several times. The corr

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rning lamp does not light up. You should

can only be switched on if the dipped beam

warning lamp then comes on in the combi-

es on for as long as you pull the lever – even if

n. The warning lamp then comes on in the

e switched on, the headlight and the rear light

he vehicle light up. The parking lights will only

the ignition. If the lights are switched on, a

ng while the driver door is open.

ft on after the key has been taken out of the

al sounds when the driver door is opened. This

turn signal, unless of course you wish to leave

Switching main beam on and off

– Turn the light switch to position .

– Press the lever forward ⇒ page 93, fig. 61 to switch on the

main beams.

– Pull the lever back towards you to switch the main beam head-

lights off again.

Headlight flasher

– Pull the lever towards the steering wheel to operate the

flasher.

Switching on parking lights

– Switch off the ignition and remove the key from the lock.

– Move the lever up or down to turn on the right or left-hand

parking lights respectively.

WARNING

The main beam can dazzle other drivers. Risk of accident! Never use the main beam headlights or the headlight flasher if they could dazzle other drivers.

Note• The turn signals only work when the ignition is switched on. The corre-

sponding warning lamp or flashes in the combi-instrument. The

warning lamp flashes when the turn signals are operated, provided a

trailer is correctly attached and connected to the vehicle. If a turn signal bulb

is defective, the warning lamp flashes at double speed. If the trailer turn

signal bulbs are damaged, wa

have the bulb replaced.

• The main beam headlights

headlights are already on. The

instrument.

• The headlight flasher com

no other lights are switched o

combi-instrument.

• When the parking lights ar

on the corresponding side of t

work if the key is removed from

buzzer gives an audible warni

• If the turn signal lever is le

ignition lock, an acoustic sign

is a reminder to switch off the

the parking light on.

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e closed, the interior lights will be switched off

viding the key has been removed and the cour-

his prevents the battery discharging.

t

on ⇒ fig. 63 to switch on the reading light.

hts

on to switch off the reading light.

Fig. 63 Front reading light

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Interior lights

Front interior light

The switch ⇒ fig. 62 is used to select the following positions:

Courtesy light position

Sliding switch in central position The interior lights are automatically

switched on when the vehicle is unlocked or the key removed from the igni-

tion lock and turn off about 20 seconds after the closure of the doors. The

interior lights are switched off when the vehicle is locked or when the ignition

is switched on.

Interior light switched on

Move the knob to the position .

Interior light switched off O

Move the knob to the position O ⇒ fig. 62.

NoteIf not all the vehicle doors ar

after approx. 10 minutes, pro

tesy light position selected. T

Front reading light*

Switching on the reading ligh

Press the corresponding butt

Switching off the reading lig

Press the corresponding butt

Fig. 62 Interior roof trim: front interior lights

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d the front passenger can be pulled out of their

vehicle and turned towards the doors

a courtesy mirror, its cover and a card holder.

Fig. 65 Sun visor on the driver side

Glove box light*

The light in the glove box on the front passenger side will only light up if the

lights are switched on and the glove box is open.

Boot light*

The light is activated when the tailgate is open, even when the ignition and

lights are turned off. For this reason ensure that the tailgate is always

closed.

Visibility

Sun visors

The sun visors for the driver an

mountings in the centre of the

⇒ fig. 65.

The sun shades are fitted with

Fig. 64 Luggage compartment light

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the left or right to set the length of the

e left: long intervals; control to the right:

per interval stages can be set using switch

osition .

osition .

position to give the windscreen a brief

system

he steering wheel - Position , the wind-

ated.

wipers-washers will keep running for

onds.

again after approximately five seconds once the

operated.

des obstruct visibility and reduce safety levels.

hould not use the wash / wipe system unless creen with the heating and ventilation system. rwise freeze on the windscreen and obscure

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Windscreen washers

Front windscreen wipers

The windscreen wiper lever controls the windscreen wipers

and the automatic wash and wipe.

The windscreen wiper lever ⇒ fig. 66 has the following positions:

Switching off the wipers

– Move the lever to position .

Intermittent wipe

– Move the lever up to position .

– Move the control to

intervals. Control to th

short intervals. Four wi

.

Slow wipe

– Move the lever up to p

Continuous wipe

– Move the lever up to p

Brief wipe

– Move the lever down to

wipe.

Wash and wipe automatic

– Pull the lever towards t

screen washer is activ

– Release the lever. The

approximately four sec

The windscreen will be wiped

wipe/wash system has been

WARNING

• Worn and dirty wiper bla

• In cold conditions, you syou have warmed the windsThe washer fluid could otheyour view of the road.

Fig. 66 Windscreen wiper and windscreen wash lever

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the frequency of the windscreen

ing on the amount of rain.

or

iper lever into position ⇒ fig. 67.

the left or right to set the sensitivity of the

he right: highly sensitive. Control to the

nterval wipe function. You will have to switch

witch off the ignition. This is done by switching

off and back on.

Fig. 67 Windscreen wiper lever

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• Always note the corresponding warnings on ⇒ page 190.

CautionIn icy conditions, always check that the wiper blades are not frozen to the

glass before using the wipers for the first time. If you switch on the wipers

when the wiper blades are frozen to the windscreen, you could damage both

the wiper blades and the wiper motor.

Note• The windscreen wipers will only work when the ignition is switched on.

• The heat output of the heated jets* is controlled automatically when the

ignition is switched on, depending upon the outside temperature.

Rain sensor*

The rain sensor controls

wiper intervals, depend

Switching on the rain sens

– Move the windscreen w

– Move the control to

rain sensor. Control to t

left: less sensitive.

The rain sensor is part of the i

the rain sensor back on if you s

the wiper intermittent function

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wipe function

position towards the steering wheel.

to function for a short period if you switch

re in motion.

een wiper and washer system

rwards to position ⇒ fig. 68. The rear

rate at the same time. The windscreen

ion as long as you hold the lever in this

washer system stops and the wipers

of the cycle.

s the steering wheel to switch off.

de will obstruct visibility and reduce safety.

onding warnings on ⇒ page 190.

k that the wiper blade is not frozen to the glass

first time. If you switch on the wiper when the

lass, this could damage both the wiper blade

ll only work when the ignition is switched on.

of the model, when you engage reverse gear

activated, the lamps are wiped.

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Note• Do not put stickers on the windscreen in front of the sensor. This may

cause sensor disruption or faults.

Rear window wiper

The windscreen wiper lever operates the windscreen wiper

and the wash and wipe system for the rear window.

Switching on the interval wipe

– Press the lever forwards to position ⇒ fig. 68. The wiper will

wipe the window approximately every 6 seconds.

Switching off the interval

– Pull the lever back from

The wiper will continue

off whilst the wipers a

Switching on the windscr

– Press the lever fully fo

wiper and washer ope

wash system will funct

position.

– Release the lever. The

continue until the end

– Move the lever toward

WARNING

• A worn or dirty wiper bla

• Always note the corresp

CautionIn icy conditions, always chec

before using the wiper for the

wiper blade is frozen to the g

and the wiper motor.

Note• The rear window wiper wi

• Depending on the version

and with the headlight wiper

Fig. 68 Windscreen wiper and windscreen wash lever: rear window wiper

A6

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dscreen have an area without athermal treat-

or ⇒ fig. 69. This surface has been designed

components of fitted devices (for example elec-

hat the electronic pricing device is fitted in the

Fig. 69 Location of the electronic pricing device

Headlight washer system

The headlight washers clean the headlight lenses.

The headlight washers are activated automatically when the windscreen

washer is used and the windscreen wiper lever is pulled towards the steering

wheel for at least 1.5 seconds – provided the dipped headlights or main

beams are switched on. Clean off stubborn dirt (insects, etc.) from the head-

lights at regular intervals, for instance when filling the fuel tank.

Note

• To ensure that the headlight washers work properly in winter, keep the

nozzle holders in the bumper free of snow and remove any ice with a de-icer

spray.

• To remove water, the windscreen wipers will be activated from time to

time, the headlight wipers will be activated every three cycles.

Windscreen

Athermic windscreen*

Vehicles with an athermic win

ment above the rear-view mirr

for the operation of electronic

tronic pricing system).

NoteThe customer should ensure t

correct area for operation.

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Safety Fir Technical Data

interior mirror*

zle function can be switched on and off

function

. 70. Warning lamp goes out:

function

. 70. Warning lamp is lit.

tivated every time the ignition is switched on.

ts up in the mirror housing.

is activated the interior mirror will darken auto-ount of light it receives (for example from the

d). The anti-dazzle function is cancelled if

Fig. 70 Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror.

AB

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Rearview mirrors

Adjusting the head restraints

Before beginning any journey, adjust the rear-view mirrors for correct

visibility.

Interior mirror

It is dangerous to drive if you cannot see clearly through the

rear window.

Manual anti-dazzle function for interior mirror

In the basic mirror position, the lever at the bottom edge of the mirror should

be at the front. Pull the lever to the back to select the anti-dazzle function.

Automatic anti-dazzle

The automatic anti-daz

as desired.

Switching off anti-dazzle

– Press button ⇒ fig

Switching on anti-dazzle

– Press button ⇒ fig

Anti-dazzle function

The anti-dazzle function is ac

The green indicator lamp ligh

When the anti-dazzle function

matically according to the am

headlights of a vehicle behin

reverse gear is engaged.

AA

AA

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Lights and visibility102

be adjusted using the rotary knob in

irrors

position L (left exterior mirror).

position the mirror so that you have a

f the vehicle.

(right exterior mirror).

to position the mirror so that you have a

f the car ⇒ .

rs*

emisting position ⇒ fig. 71.

Fig. 71 Exterior mirror control

Note• The automatic anti-dazzle function will only work properly if the sun

blind* for the rear window is retracted and there are no other objects

preventing light from reaching the interior mirror.

• If you have to stick any type of sticker on the windscreen, do not do so in

front of the sensors. Doing so could prevent the anti-dazzle function from

working well or even from working at all.

Folding in the wing mirrors

The wing mirrors of the vehicle may be folded in. For this, press the mirror

housing towards the vehicle.

NoteBefore washing the vehicle with an automatic car wash, fold in the mirrors to

avoid damage.

Electric wing mirrors*

The exterior mirrors can

the centre console.

Basic setting of exterior m

1. Turn knob ⇒ fig. 71 to

2. Turn the rotary knob to

good view to the rear o

3. Turn knob to position R

4. Swivel the rotary knob

good view to the rear o

Heating the exterior mirro

– Turn the control to the d

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Safety Fir Technical Data

nvironmentould be switched off when it is no longer

wise.

t ever fails to operate, the mirrors can be

ressing the edge of the mirror glass.

ing mirrors, the following points should be

al force (e.g. a knock while manoeuvring), the

sing is altered, the mirror will have to be

. Do not readjust the mirror housing by hand, as

rror adjuster function.

be adjusted separately or simultaneously, as

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– Place the control in position L or R once the mirrors have

demisted to prevent unnecessary use of the battery.

Folding in exterior mirrors*

– Turn the control ⇒ page 102, fig. 71 to position to fold in the

exterior mirrors. You should always fold in the exterior mirrors if

you are driving through an automatic car wash. This will help

prevent damage.

Folding exterior mirrors back out to the extended position*

– Turn the knob to position L or R to fold the exterior mirrors back

out ⇒ .

Synchronised wing mirror adjustment*

1. Turn the control to the position L (left exterior mirror).

2. Turn the rotary knob to position the mirror so that you have a

good view to the rear of the vehicle. The right exterior mirror will

be adjusted at the same time (synchronised).

WARNING

• The rear view convex or aspheric mirror increase the field of vision however the objects appear smaller and further away in the mirrors. If you use these mirrors to estimate the distance to vehicles behind you when changing lane, you could make a mistake. Risk of accident.

• If possible, use the interior mirror to estimate distances to vehicles behind you.

• Make sure that you do not get your finger trapped between the mirror and the mirror base when folding back the mirrors. Risk of injury!

For the sake of the eThe exterior mirror heating sh

needed. Fuel is wasted other

Note• If the electrical adjustmen

adjusted by hand by lightly p

• In vehicles with electric w

observed: if, due to an extern

adjustment of the mirror hou

completely folded electricallythis will interfere with the mi

• The rear view mirrors can

described before.

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he foot well when the vehicle is moving; never out of the window or on the seat. This also correct sitting position exposes you to an event of a braking manoeuvre or an accident. could sustain severe injuries due to an incor-

er and front passenger to maintain a distance ering wheel or dash panel. Failure to respect

s that the airbag will not protect you. Risk of ween the driver and the steering wheel or and the dash panel should always be as great

passenger seat only when the vehicle is at could move unexpectedly while the vehicle e the risk of an accident and therefore injury. our seat, you will assume an incorrect sitting

nts.

to installing a child seat on the front ling a child seat, observe the warning note in ”.

Seats and stowage

The importance of correct seat adjustment

Proper seat adjustment optimises the level of protection

offered by seat belts and airbags.

Your vehicle has five passenger places, two individual front seats and three

places on the rear seat. Each seat is equipped with a three-point seat belt.

The driver seat and front passenger seat can be adjusted in many ways to suit

the physical requirements of the vehicle occupants. The correct seat position

is very important for:

• fast and easy operation of all controls on the instrument panel,

• relaxed posture that does not cause drowsiness,

• safe driving ⇒ page 7,

• and to ensure that the seat belts and airbag system provide maximum

protection ⇒ page 16.

WARNING

• If the driver and passengers assume improper sitting positions, they may sustain critical injuries.

• Never transport more people than there are seats available in the vehicle.

• Every occupant in the vehicle must properly fasten and wear the seat belt belonging to his or her seat. Children must be protected with an appro-priate child restraint system ⇒ page 42, “Child safety”.

• The front seats and all head restraints must always be adjusted to body size and the seat belt must always be properly adjusted to provide you and your passengers with optimum protection.

• Always keep your feet in trest them on the dash panel,applies to passengers. An inincreased risk of injury in theIf the airbag is triggered, yourect sitting position.

• It is important for the drivof at least 25 cm from the stethe minimum distance meanfatal injury. The distance betbetween the front passengeras possible.

• Adjust the driver or front stationary. Otherwise your seis moving. This could increasIn addition, while adjusting yposition. Risk of fatal accide

• Special guidelines apply passenger seat. When instalthe ⇒ page 42, “Child safety

WARNING (continued)

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Safety Fir Technical Data

int so that its upper edge is at the same

head, or as close as possible to the same

head and, as a very minimum at eye level

3.

⇒ page 106.

restraints removed or improperly adjusted injuries.

d restraints could lead to death in the event of

d restraints also increase the risk of injury d driving or braking manoeuvres.

t always be adjusted according to the occu-

Fig. 73 Side view: head restraints and seat belts correctly adjusted

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Head restraints

Correct adjustment of head restraints

Properly adjusted head restraints are an important part of

occupant protection and can reduce the risk of injuries in

most accident situations.

– Adjust the head restra

level as the top of your

level as the top of your

⇒ fig. 72 and ⇒ fig. 7

Adjusting the head restraints

WARNING

• Travelling with the headincreases the risk of severe

• Improperly adjusted heaa collision or accident.

• Incorrectly adjusted headuring sudden or unexpecte

• The head restraints muspant's size.

Fig. 72 Front view: head restraints and seat belts correctly adjusted

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d restraint engages securely in one of its

tral seat)

side and pull upwards to the desired

aint, press the button and push head

d restraint engages securely in one of its

ats)

t forward or back to the required position.

int

up as far as it will go.

74 (arrow).

of fitting without releasing the button.

t into the guides on the rear backrest.

wn.

suit body size ⇒ page 12.

straints have been removed. Risk of injury.

Removing or adjusting head restraints

The head restraints can be adjusted by moving them up and

down.

Adjusting height (front seats)

– Press the button on the side and pull upwards to the desired

position.

– To lower the head restraint, press the button and push head

restraint downwards.

– Make sure that it engages securely into position.

Adjust height (rear outer seats)

– Press the button on the side and pull upwards or downwards to

the desired position.

– Make sure that the hea

positions.

Adjusting height (rear cen

– Press the button on the

position.

– To lower the head restr

restraint downwards.

– Make sure that the hea

positions ⇒ page 13.

Angle adjustment (front se

– Press the head restrain

Removing the head restra

– Push the head restraint

– Press the button ⇒ fig.

– Pull head restraint out

Fitting the head restraint

– Insert the head restrain

– Push head restraint do

– Adjust the head rest to

WARNING

• Never drive if the head re

Fig. 74 Adjusting and removing the head restraints

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Safety Fir Technical Data

t seats

seat back* (for two-door vehicles without )4)

own, pull the lever upwards, in the

and push the seat back forwards.

, push it back.

Fig. 75 Front left seat controls

A2

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• Never drive if the head restraints are in an unsuitable position, there is a risk of serious injury.

• After refitting the head restraint, you must always adjust it properly for height to achieve optimal protection.

• Please observe the safety warnings ⇒ page 105, “Correct adjustment of head restraints”.

Note• To fit and remove the rear head restraints, gently tilt the seat back

forwards.

• When fitting the head restraints again, insert the tubes as far as possible

into the guides without pressing the button.

Front seats

Adjustment of the fron

To fold and unfold thethe function Easy - Entry*

– To fold the seat back d

direction of the arrow

– To unfold the seatback

WARNING (continued)

4) Easy-entry function

A1

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y to the driver and front passenger during or an accident, never drive with the backrest imum protection of the seat belt can be rests are in an upright position and the driver perly adjusted their seat belts. The further

e rear, the greater the risk of injury due to elt web!

justing the seat height or forwards/back-e caused if the backrest is tilted without due

and backrests can be heated electri-

Fig. 76 Thumb wheel for the front seat heating

To fold and unfold the seat back* (for two-door vehicles with the function Easy - Entry*)4)

– To fold the seat back down, pull the lever upwards, in the

direction of the arrow and push the seat back forwards. You can

push the seat forwards at the same time to make entry to the rear

seats easier.

– To unfold the seat back, first move the seat completely back.

Adjusting the seat forwards and backwards

– Pull up the grip and move the seat forwards or backwards.

– Then release the grip and move the seat further until the

catch engages.

Adjusting the seat height*

– Pull the lever up or push down (several times if necessary) from

its home position. This adjusts the seat height in stages.

Adjusting the backrest angle

– Take your weight off the backrest and turn the hand wheel.

The Easy-Entry function facilitates the access to the vehicle rear seats. Before

lifting the seat back, return the seat to the original position. The seat inserts

when the seat back is lifted.

WARNING

• Never adjust the driver or front passenger seat while the vehicle is in motion. While adjusting your seat, you will assume an incorrect sitting position. Risk of fatal accidents. Adjust the driver or front passenger seat only when the vehicle is stationary.

• To reduce the risk of injursudden braking manoeuvrestilted far to the rear. The maxachieved only when the backand front passenger have prothe backrests are tilted to thimproper positioning of the b

• Exercise caution when adwards position. Injuries can bcare and attention.

Heated seats*

The front seat cushions

cally.

A1

A2

A2

A1

A3

A4

WARNING (continued)

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aint ⇒ page 106.

he seat cushion ⇒ fig. 77 upwards in

ow.

wards in the direction of the arrow.

⇒ fig. 78 in the direction of the arrow and

rds

nts in their corresponding fastenings.

aints from their fastening on the seat

t correctly engages in the catches.

ged correctly.

Fig. 78 Button for unlocking the rear back-rest

A1

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– Turn the appropriate thumb wheel ⇒ page 108, fig. 76 to switch

on the seat heating. The seat heating is switched off in the 0

position.

The seat heating only works when the ignition is switched on. The left thumb

wheel controls the left seat and the right thumb wheel the right seat.

CautionTo avoid damaging the heating elements, please do not kneel on the seat or

apply sharp pressure at a single point to the seat cushion and backrest.

Rear seat bench

Folding down rear seats

Folding seat down

– Remove the head restr

– Pull the front edge of t

the direction of the arr

– Lift the cushion for

– Pull the release button

fold the backrest forwa

– Insert the head restrai

Folding seat forward

– Remove the head restr

cushion.

– Lift the backrest until i

– Check that it has enga

Fig. 77 Folding up the rear seat cushion

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ments

on the front passenger side

ed by pulling the lever ⇒ fig. 79.

partment cover closed while the vehicle is in njury during a sudden braking manoeuvre or

Fig. 79 Passenger side: stowage compartment

– Replace the rear head restraints ⇒ page 106.

– Lower the cushion and push it backwards below the seatbelt

buckles.

– Press the front part of the cushion downwards.

On split rear seats 5) the backrest and cushion can be lowered and raised

respectively in two sections.

WARNING

• Please be careful when folding back the backrest! Injuries can be caused if the backrest is tilted without due care and attention.

• Do no trap or damage seatbelts when raising the backrest.

• After raising the backrest, check it has engaged properly in position.

• The three point automatic seat belt only works correctly when the back-rest of the central seat is correctly engaged.

Stowage compart

Stowage compartment

The compartment can be open

WARNING

Always keep the stowage commotion to reduce the risk of iin the event of an accident.

5) Optional equipment

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Safety Fir Technical Data

front right seat*

outwards, holding it with a hand.

ngages.

Fig. 81 Stowage compartment under the front passenger seat

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Object compartment, driver's side

There is an object compartment on the driver's side

To open the compartment, pull outwards ⇒ fig. 80.

Stowage drawer under

To open

– Press button and pull

To close

– Press inwards until it e

Fig. 80 Driver's side compartment

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p holder, this opens with a spring action.

til it is completely closed.

the drink holders. During normal or sudden braking or an accident, the hot drink could be

(for example, glass or ceramic), these could accident.

s holder should always be closed to prevent reaking or accident.

Fig. 83 Front cup holder in the centre console

Seat storage pocket*

There is a storage pocket on the rear of the front seats.

Front cup holder*

To open

– Press on the edge of cu

To close

– Press the cup holder un

WARNING

• Never place hot drinks indriving manoeuvres, sudden spilled. Danger of scalding.

• Never use rigid materialscause injury in the case of an

• When travelling the drinkrisk in the event of sudden b

Fig. 82 Seat storage pocket

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Safety Fir Technical Data

te lighter and electrical

the ashtray cover ⇒ fig. 85 and it will

th a spring action.

e right-hand side and pull upwards.

er.

Fig. 85 Front ashtray

AA

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Rear cup holder*

On the rear part of the centre console, behind the hand brake, there is a

drinks holder installed* ⇒ fig. 84.

Ashtrays, cigaretsockets

Front ashtray

Opening

– Press the lower part of

open automatically wi

Emptying the ashtray

– Hold the ashtray on th

Replacement

– Push ashtray into hold

Fig. 84 Cupholder in the centre console

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tte lighter can lead to serious injuries or start

cigarette lighter. Carelessness or negligence ter can cause burns, risk of injury.

en the ignition is turned on or the engine is fire, never leave children unsupervised in the

cket can also be used for other electrical

ng of up to 120 Watt. When the engine is

icle battery will discharge. Further information

onnected accessories will only operate when engine is running. Improper use of the ies can lead to serious injuries or cause a fire.

ver leave children unsupervised in the vehicle.

s with the engine switched off will drain the

l accessories, see the instructions on

Closing

– Move the ashtray cover towards the gearstick until it engages.

WARNING

Never put paper in the ashtray. Hot ash could ignite the paper in the ashtray.

Cigarette lighter

– Press on the cigarette lighter ⇒ fig. 86 to activate it ⇒ .

– Wait for the lighter to pop out slightly.

– Pull out the cigarette lighter and light the cigarette on the

glowing coil.

WARNING

• Improper use of the cigarea fire.

• Take care when using thewhen using the cigarette ligh

• The lighter only works whrunning. To avoid the risk of vehicle.

Electrical sockets

The 12 Volt cigarette lighter so

components with a power rati

switched off, however, the veh

⇒ page 172.

WARNING

The current sockets and the cthe ignition is on or when thesockets or electrical accessorTo avoid the risk of injury, ne

Note• Using electrical appliance

battery.

• Before using any electrica

⇒ page 172.

Fig. 86 Cigarette lighter

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Safety Fir Technical Data

od®

in the glove compartment on the

e use of this equipment, please see the Radio

Fig. 88 iPod connection in glove box on passenger side.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Auxiliary audio connection (AUX-IN)

– Lift the AUX. cover ⇒ fig. 87.

– Insert the pin fully (See the radio manual).

Connector for Apple* iP

The iPod® connector is

passenger side.

For information concerning th

handbook.

Fig. 87 Auxiliary audio connection

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ocated in the rear of the luggage compartment

.

g triangles and the fire extinguisher are not

tandard.

g triangles and the fire extinguisher should

tent of the first aid kit should be checked.

uisher is fully functional. The fire extinguisher

regularly. The sticker on the fire extinguisher

e for checking.

ies and emergency equipment see the instruc-

ories, parts replacement and modifications”.

ent

urely stowed.

ng points to ensure the vehicle handles

venly as possible.

far forward in the luggage compartment

USB* connection

In the glove box on the passenger side there is a USB port.

For information concerning the use of this equipment, please see the Radio

handbook.

First-aid kit, warning triangle, fire extinguisher*

First-aid kit, warning triangle and fire extinguisher

The use of reflective warning triangles is obligatory in emergencies in some

countries. As are the first aid kit and a set of spare lightbulbs.

The first-aid kit and the fire extinguisher are located in the luggage compart-

ment, in the side compartments and held in place by Velcro.

The warning triangle may be l

held in place by rubber bands

Note• The first aid kit, the warnin

supplied with the vehicle as s

• The first aid kit, the warnin

meet legal requirements.

• The expiry date of the con

• Ensure that the fire exting

should, therefore, be checked

will inform you of the next dat

• Before acquiring accessor

tions on ⇒ page 172, “Access

Luggage compartm

Stowing luggage

All luggage must be sec

Please observe the followi

well at all times:

– Distribute the load as e

– Place heavy objects as

as possible.

Fig. 89 USB connection* in glove box on passenger side.

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cover

fig. 90 from the retaining pins

its slot, in its rest position and pull

bjects on the luggage compartment cover, this cupants in case of sudden braking.

e, ensure that the stowage compartment tray is

Fig. 90 Luggage compartment cover

AB AA

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

WARNING

• Loose luggage and other loose items in the vehicle can cause serious injuries.

• Loose objects in the luggage compartment can suddenly move and change the way the vehicle handles.

• During sudden manoeuvres or accidents, loose objects in the passenger compartment can be flung forward, injuring vehicle occupants.

• Always put objects in the luggage compartment.

• When you transport heavy objects, always keep in mind that a change in the centre of gravity can also cause changes in vehicle handling.

• Please observe information on safe driving ⇒ page 7, “Safe driving”.

CautionHard objects on the shelf could chafe against the wires of the heating

element in the rear window and cause damage.

NoteThe ventilation slots in front of the rear side windows must not be covered as

this would prevent stale air being extracted from the vehicle.

Luggage compartment

Removing the cover

– Disengage the loops ⇒

– Extract the cover from

outwards.

WARNING

Do not place heavy or hard owill endanger the vehicle oc

Caution• Before closing the tailgat

correctly fitted.

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Seats and stowage118

st be taken into account. For this reason, a suit-

ust be used.

ith a sunroof*, ensure that it does not interfere

er system when opened.

• An overloaded boot could mean that the rear stowage tray is not correctly

seated and it may be bent or damaged.

• If the boot is overloaded, remove the tray.

Note• Ensure that, when placing items of clothing on the luggage compartment

cover, rear visibility is not reduced.

Roof carrier*

Please observe the following points if you intend to carry loads on the roof:

• For safety reasons, only luggage racks and accessories approved by SEAT

should be used.

• It is imperative to precisely follow the fitting instructions included for the

rack, taking special care when fitting the front bar in the holes designed for

this and the rear bar between the marks on the upper part of the rear door

frame while respecting the correct direction of travel indicated in the installa-

tion manual. Not following these instructions may lead to paintwork damage

or marks on the bodywork.

• Pay special attention to the tightening torque of the attachment bolts and

check them following a short journey. If necessary, retighten the bolts and

check them at regular intervals.

• Distribute the load evenly. A maximum load of 40 kg only is permitted for

each roof carrier system support bar, the load must be distributed evenly over

the entire length. However, the maximum load permitted for the entire roof

(including the support system) of 75 kg must not be exceeded nor should the

total weight of the vehicle be exceeded. See the chapter on “Technical Data”.

• When transporting heavy or large objects on the roof, any change in the

normal vehicle behaviour due to a change in the centre of gravity or an

increased wind resistance mu

able speed and driving style m

• For those vehicles fitted w

with the load on the roof carri

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ows quickly, is only available when the engine

perature.

r speeds with switch . The blower should

peed when driving slowly.

w of air in the required direction.

the windscreen. Air recirculation is, for safety

position.

per body.

ell.

indscreen and the footwell.

n symbol lights up) prevents strong odours

g the vehicle interior, for example when driving

in traffic ⇒ .

re is low, using air recirculation mode provides

ting air from the vehicle interior instead of cold

ows should never be fogged up or covered with l to ensure good visibility. Please familiarise

eration of the heating and ventilation system, t functions for the windows.

AB

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning

Heating and ventilation

Controls

– Using the controls ⇒ fig. 91 and and with the switch

you can set the temperature, air distribution and the blower

speed.

– Press the button to switch air recirculation mode on or off. A

button is illuminated by a yellow lamp for as long as the function

is switched on.

Temperature

Switch sets the temperature. The required temperature inside the vehicle

cannot be lower than the ambient temperature. Maximum heat output, which

is needed to defrost the wind

has reached its operating tem

Blower

The air flow can be set at fou

always be set at the lowest s

Air distribution

Control for setting the flo

– Air distribution towards

reasons, not possible in this

– Air distribution to the up

– Air distribution to footw

– Air distribution to the w

Air recirculation mode

Air recirculation on (butto

in the outside air from enterin

through a tunnel or queuing

When the outside temperatu

more effective heating by hea

air from outside.

WARNING

• For your safety, the windsnow or ice. This is essentiayourself with the correct opincluding the demist/defros

Fig. 91 On the dash panel: Heater controls

AA AC AB

AD

AA

AC

AD

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Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning120

esired direction using air distribution

utlets.

lector ⇒ fig. 92 clockwise to select

re.

to speed settings 1 -4.

esired direction using air distribution

utlets.

lector ⇒ fig. 92 clockwise to the

.

to setting 4.

.

towards side windows

and the side windows

lector ⇒ fig. 92 to the heating zone.

to speed settings 2 -3.

.

AA

AA

AB

AA

• In air recirculation mode, no ambient air enters the vehicle interior. The windows can quickly fog over if the heating is switched off. Therefore, you should never leave the air recirculation mode switched on for longer periods, as this increases the risk of an accident.

Note• Please observe the general notes ⇒ page 128.

Vehicle ventilation or heating

Ventilating the passenger compartment

– Turn the temperature selector ⇒ fig. 92 anti-clockwise.

– Turn blower switch to speed settings 1 -4.

– Set the airflow to the d

control .

– Open the relevant air o

Heating the interior

– Turn the temperature se

the required temperatu

– Turn blower switch

– Set the airflow to the d

control .

– Open the relevant air o

Defrosting the windscreen

– Turn the temperature se

maximum temperature

– Turn the blower switch

– Set air distribution to

– Close outlet .

– Open and turn outlet

Demisting the windscreen

– Turn the temperature se

– Turn blower switch

– Set air distribution to

WARNING (continued)

Fig. 92 On the dash panel: Heater controls

A1

A7

AC

A7

AC

A3

A4

A7

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is needed to defrost the windows quickly, is

ne has reached its operating temperature.

ure of the engine coolant should be optimum to

m functions correctly ( except in vehicles fitted

g. 93 Air vent

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– Close outlets .

– Open and turn outlets towards side windows

When the windows are demisted and as a preventive measure, the switch

can be set in position , thus obtaining greater comfort while preventing the

windows from misting again.

Heating

Maximum heat output, which

only available when the engi

NoteRemember that the temperat

ensure that the heating syste

with additional heating*)

Air outlets

A3

A4

AC

Fi

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Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning122

only works when the engine is running

.

g. 94 and and with the switch

ature, air distribution and the blower

or off, press the appropriate button or

is activated, a warning light on the button

ens:

.

Fig. 94 On the instru-ment panel: air condi-tioning controls

AA AC AB

AD

Air distribution

The outlets and can be closed or opened separately and the air flow

directed according to need.

Air vent closed: operating lever vertical.

Air vent open: operating lever horizontal.

Swivelling the outlet with the operating lever, it is possible to direct the air

output as desired.

Air conditioning*

Controls

The air conditioning system

and the fan is switched on

– Using the controls ⇒ fi

you can set the temper

speed.

– To switch a function on

. When the function

comes on.

– To demist the wind scre

– Set air distribution to

Switch on symbol Main air output through outlets:

1,2

5

1, 2, 5

3, 4

AC

A3 A4

AE

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Safety Fir Technical Data

or cooling system

erior

system using button ⇒ fig. 95 (the

elector to set the desired temperature.

to one of the settings 1-4.

control to the air flow configuration

the windscreen), (towards the chest),

est) and (towards the windscreen and

mpartment

stem with button (the button light

Fig. 95 On the instru-ment panel: air condi-tioning controls

AC

AA

AC

AC

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– Turn the fan control to one of the two levels depending on the

speed required.

– Rotate the temperature control to the desired level.

– Close outlets .

– Open and turn outlets towards side windows.

Temperature selector ⇒ page 123

Blower control. There are four speed settings for the blower. The blower

should always be set at the lowest speed when driving slowly.

Air distribution control ⇒ page 123

Air recirculation button ⇒ page 124

Button – Coolant on button ⇒ page 123

WARNING

For your safety, the windows should never be fogged up or covered with snow or ice. This is essential to ensure good visibility. Please familiarise yourself with the correct operation of the heating and ventilation system, including the demist/defrost functions for the windows.

NotePlease observe the general notes.

Vehicle interior heating

Heating of the vehicle int

– Disconnect the cooling

button light goes off).

– Turn the temperature s

– Turn the blower switch

– Set the air distribution

desired: (towards

(towards the foot r

foot rest areas).

Cooling the passenger co

– Connect the cooling sy

should light up).

A3

A4

AA

AB

AC

AD

AE AC

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Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning124

revents fumes or unpleasant smells

e.

switched on (button ⇒ page 123, fig. 95

ours in the outside air do not enter the vehicle

sing through a tunnel or in queuing traffic.

e is low, using air recirculation mode provides

ting air from the vehicle interior instead of cold

is high, using air recirculation mode provides

ing air from the vehicle interior instead of warm

ulation is not possible when the control for air

screen setting .

ambient air enters the vehicle interior. If the itched off, the windows can quickly mist over. leave the air recirculation mode switched on creases the risk of an accident.

ged the air recirculation connects automatically

aust fumes in the vehicle on travelling back-

button does not light up.

s turned to the coldest setting (blue point) and

e “Air recirculation” function is automatically

assenger compartment rapidly using a

nction indicator will light.

– Turn the temperature control switch until the desired interior

temperature is obtained.

– Turn the blower switch to one of the settings 1-4.

– Set the air distribution control to the air flow configuration

desired: (towards the windscreen), (towards the chest),

(towards the foot rest) and (towards the windscreen and

foot rest areas).

Heating

Maximum heat output, which is needed to defrost the windows quickly, is

only available when the engine has reached its operating temperature.

Coolant system

When the cooling system is switched on, not only the temperature, but also

the air humidity in the vehicle interior is reduced. This improves comfort for

the vehicle occupants and prevents misting of the windows when the outside

air humidity is high.

If the cooling system cannot be switched on this may be due to the following

reasons:

• the engine is not running.

• The blower is switched off.

• The outside temperature is lower than +5°C.

• the cooling system compressor has been temporarily switched off

because the engine coolant temperature is too high.

• The air conditioning fuse is faulty.

• Another fault in the vehicle. Have the air conditioning checked by a qual-

ified workshop.

Air recirculation

Air recirculation mode p

from entering the vehicl

When air recirculation mode is

with warning lamp) strong od

interior, for example when pas

When the outside temperatur

more effective heating by hea

air from outside.

When the outside temperature

more effective cooling by cool

air from outside.

For reasons of safety, air recirc

distribution is set to the wind

WARNING

In air recirculation mode, no air conditioning system is swTherefore, you should never for longer periods, as this in

Note• When reverse gear is enga

to prevent the entrance of exh

wards. The control light on the

• If the temperature control i

the switch is activated, th

activated in order to cool the p

minimum of energy and the fu

AC

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verheated due to excessive solar radiation, it is

doors to allow the hot air to escape.

nditioning should not be switched on if the

.*

g. 96 On the instrument panel: Climatronic controls

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• If the function is not deactivated by pressing the button, this will be deac-

tivated after about 20 min.

Economic use of the air conditioning

When the air conditioning is switched on, the compressor consumes engine

power and has an effect on fuel consumption. Observe the following points

in order to have the equipment operating for a short a time as possible.

• If the vehicle interior has o

best to open the windows or

• When travelling the air co

windows or sun roof are open

Climatronic

Control switches

The air conditioning system only works when the engine is running and the blower is switched on.

Fi

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Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning126

should never be fogged up or covered with to ensure good visibility. Please familiarise ration of the heating and ventilation system, functions for the windows.

tes.

mperature, flow, and distribution are

so that a specified temperature is

ossible and then maintained.

ode

. The display is visible ⇒ page 125,

lector to set the desired temperature

ecommend 22°C (72°F).

is quickly reached when a temperature of

ic mode. It can be changed as necessary to suit

icular circumstances. It is possible to select

8°C (64°F) to +29°C (86°F). If a lower or higher

HI is displayed on the screen. These are

d the actual temperature may be slightly higher

tside conditions.

– Turn the temperature selector ⇒ page 125, fig. 96 to set the

desired temperature.

– The functions will be switched on when the buttons are pressed.

When the function is activated, a symbol is displayed on the

screen. Press the button again to switch off the function.

Blower speed control and ON / OFF system.

Blower level indicator

Outside temperature display

Defrost windscreen display

Air recirculation display:

Display for air flow direction

Display AUTO (automatic operation)

Interior temperature selected display

Display ECON (air conditioning off)

Interior temperature selector.

Button – defrost function for the windscreen. The air drawn in from

outside the vehicle is directed at the windscreen. The air recirculation

mode, if switched on, will be switched off as soon as the defrost function

is switched on. At temperatures over 3°C, the air conditioning system will

be switched on automatically and the blower speed will be increased by

one level in order to dry the air.

Button – Automatic temperature, ventilation and air distribution

control ⇒ page 126

Button – Air distribution to footwell

Button – Air distribution to the upper body.

Button – Air distribution to head.

Button – To connect economic mode. When the button light is on,

the air conditioning is disconnected to save fuel.

Button – Manual air recirculation mode.

WARNING

For your safety, the windowssnow or ice. This is essentialyourself with the correct opeincluding the demist/defrost

NotePlease observe the general no

Automatic mode

In automatic mode air te

automatically regulated

attained as quickly as p

Switching on automatic m

– Press the button

fig. 96 .

– Turn the temperature se

inside the vehicle. We r

A comfortable interior climate

+22°C (72°F) is set in automat

individual preferences or part

interior temperatures from +1

temperature is selected, LO or

approximate temperatures an

or lower depending on the ou

A10

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

A10

A11

A12 AUTO

A13

A14

A15

A16 ECON

A17

AUTO

A7

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djusted with the blower control . Always have

etting to ensure a constant flow of fresh air into

witched off (no level displayed ) and the

e left, the Climatronic is switched off. Then OFF

d using the buttons , and . It is also

ome of the air outlets separately.

g system on and off

itches off the air cooling system to save fuel.

be regulated. The set temperature can then

than the outside temperature.

prevents fumes or unpleasant smells

le.

switch air recirculation mode on or off.

l ⇒ page 125, fig. 96 is displayed

ts strong odours in the ambient air from

or example when passing through a tunnel or in

re is low, using air recirculation mode provides

ting air from the vehicle interior instead of cold

A1

A2

A5

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Climatronic maintains a constant temperature level fully automatically. The

temperature of the air supplied to the interior, the blower speed and the air

distribution are regulated automatically. The system also allows for the effect

of strong sunlight, so there is no need for manual adjustment. Therefore,

automatic mode provides the best comfort for the vehicle occupants in virtu-

ally all conditions throughout the year.

Automatic mode is switched off whenever an adjustment is made using the

buttons for the air distribution, blower or . The temperature continues

to be regulated.

Manual mode

In manual mode you can adjust the air temperature, flow, and

distribution yourself.

Switching on manual mode

– Press one of the buttons ⇒ page 125, fig. 96 to , or turn

the blower control . The display is switched off .

Temperature

It is possible to select interior temperatures from +18°C (64°F) to +29°C

(86°F). These are approximate temperatures and the actual temperature may

be slightly higher or lower depending on the outside conditions.

If a temperature below 18°C (64°F) is selected, the display switches to LO. In

this setting the system runs at maximum cooling output and the temperature

is not regulated.

If a temperature above 29°C (86°F) is selected the display indicates HI. In this

setting the system runs at maximum heating output and the temperature is

not controlled.

Blower

The blower can be infinitely a

the blower running at a low s

the vehicle. If the blower is s

control is turned further to th

is displayed on the screen.

Air distribution

The air distribution is adjuste

possible to open and close s

Switching the air conditionin

Pressing the button sw

The temperature continues to

only be reached if it is higher

Air recirculation mode

Air recirculation mode

from entering the vehic

– Press the button to

This is ON if the symbo

on the screen.

Air recirculation mode preven

entering the vehicle interior, f

queuing traffic.

When the outside temperatu

more effective heating by hea

air from outside.

ECON

A13 A15

A1 A7

ECON

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conditioning is damaged, switch off the air

to prevent further damage and have it

op.

ning system require specialist knowledge and

commend that you take the vehicle to a quali-

s occur.

rature outside the vehicle are high, condensa-r in the cooling system and form a pool under-

letely normal and there is no need to suspect

front of the windscreen free of snow, ice and

cooling is not impaired, and to prevent the

s through the passenger compartment and is

r this purpose. Do not cover these slots with

jects.

m operates most effectively with the windows

osed. However, if the sun has heated up the

ooled more quickly by opening the windows for

irculation mode is on, as smoke drawn into the

s a residue on the evaporator, producing a

es the compressor switches off automatically.

witched on either.

he air conditioning at least once a month, to

nd prevent leaks. If a decrease in the cooling

rised Service Centre should be consulted to

N

When the outside temperature is high, using air recirculation mode provides

more effective cooling by cooling air from the vehicle interior instead of warm

air from outside.

For reasons of safety, air recirculation is not possible when the control for air

distribution is set to the windscreen setting .

WARNING

In air recirculation mode, no ambient air enters the vehicle interior. If the air conditioning system is switched off, the windows can quickly mist over. Therefore, you should never leave the air recirculation mode switched on for longer periods, as this increases the risk of an accident.

NoteWhen reverse gear is engaged the air recirculation connects automatically to

prevent the entrance of exhaust fumes in the vehicle on travelling backwards.

In this case the symbol for air recirculation is not displayed.

General notes

The pollen filter

The pollution filter (a combined particulate filter and active carbon filter)

serves as a barrier against impurities in the ambient air, including dust and

pollen.

For the air conditioning system to work with maximum efficiency, the pollen

filter must be replaced at the intervals specified in the Maintenance Program.

If the filter loses efficiency prematurely due to use in areas with very high

levels of air pollution, the pollen filter must be changed more frequently than

stated in the Service Schedule.

Caution• If you suspect that the air

conditioning with button

checked by a qualified worksh

• Repairs to the air conditio

special tools. Therefore, we re

fied workshop should problem

Note• If the humidity and tempe

tion can drip off the evaporato

neath the vehicle, this is comp

a leak.

• Keep the air intake slots in

leaves to ensure heating and

windows misting over.

• The air from the vents flow

extracted by slots designed fo

articles of clothing or other ob

• The air conditioning syste

and the sliding/tilting roof* cl

vehicle, the air inside can be c

a short period.

• Do not smoke while air rec

air conditioning system leave

permanent unpleasant odour.

• At low outside temperatur

The button cannot be s

• It is advisable to connect t

lubricate the system gaskets a

capacity is detected, an Autho

check the system.

ECO

AUTO

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• For correct operation of the system, do not block the grille between the

button and the button .

• When the engine is under extreme strain, switch off the compressor for a

moment.

AUTO

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Driving130

the correct position.

⇒ fig. 97 located under the steering

el in this way until the correct position is

again firmly ⇒ .

ing column adjustment function and an incor-ult in serious injury.

eering column should be adjusted only when k of accident.

Fig. 98 Proper sitting position for driver

Driving

Address

Adjusting the steering wheel position

The height and reach of the steering wheel can be freely

adjusted to suit the driver.

– Adjust the driver seat to

– Push down the lever

column ⇒ .

– Adjust the steering whe

set ⇒ fig. 98.

– Then push the lever up

WARNING

• Incorrect use of the steerrect seating position can res

• To avoid accidents, the stthe vehicle is stationary. Ris

Fig. 97 Adjusting the steering wheel position

AA

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programme (ESP)*

safer in certain situations.

rogram (ESP) contains the electronic differential

ntrol system (TCS). The ESP function works in

th warning lamps will light up if the ESP or ABS

ally when the engine is started.

ere you require less traction, you can switch off

fig. 99 .

hains,

w or on loose surfaces,

Fig. 99 Detail of the centre console: ESP button

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• Adjust the driver seat or steering wheel so that there is a distance of at least 25 cm between the steering wheel and your breast bone ⇒ page 130, fig. 98. If you fail to observe the minimum distance, the airbag will not protect you. Risk of fatal injury.

• If your physical constitution prevents you from maintaining the minimum distance of 25 cm, contact an Authorised Service Centre. The Authorised Service Centre will help you decide if special specific modifica-tions are necessary.

• If you adjust the steering wheel so that it points towards your face, the driver airbag will not protect you properly in the event of an accident. Make sure that the steering wheel points towards your chest.

• When driving, always hold the steering wheel with both hands on the outside of the ring at the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions. Never hold the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position, or in any other manner (e.g. in the centre of the steering wheel, or on the inside of the rim). In such cases, you could receive severe injuries to the arms, hands and head.

Safety

Electronic stabilisation

ESP helps make driving

The Electronic Stabilisation P

lock (EDL) and the traction co

conjunction with the ABS. Bo

systems are faulty.

The ESP is started automatic

In specific circumstances wh

the ESP by pressing button ⇒

For example:

• When driving with snow c

• when driving in deep sno

WARNING (continued)

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Driving132

key

lock

ignition and the engine are OFF and the

te without the ignition key, turn the steering

dible sound. You should always lock the

your vehicle. This will help prevent theft of the

low plug system

sition and let go of the key. If the key cannot be

m position to position , move the

d off the steering lock mechanism) until the key

Fig. 100 Ignition key positions

A0

A1

A0 A12

• when rocking the vehicle backwards and forwards to free it from mud, for

example.

You should press the button to switch the ESP back on when you no longer

need wheel spin.

The TCS and EDL are also switched off if the ESP is switched off. That is to say,

these systems are not available while ESP is not activated.

When does the button light up or flash?

• It lights up when the ignition is switched on and should go out again after

about 2 seconds.

• It will start flashing to indicate that ESP is counteracting an unstable

driving condition.

• It will light up continuously if there is a malfunction in the ESP.

• It will light up continuously if the ESP is switched off.

WARNING

• The electronic stabilisation programme (ESP) cannot defy the laws of physics. This should be kept in mind, particularly on slippery and wet roads and when towing a trailer.

• Always adapt your driving style to suit the condition of the roads and the traffic situation. Do not let the extra safety afforded by ESP tempt you into taking any risks when driving, this can cause accidents.

• Please refer to the corresponding warning notes on ESP in ⇒ page 147, “Intelligent technology”.

Ignition lock

Position of the ignition

Ignition switched off, steering

In the position ⇒ fig. 100 the

steering may be locked.

For the Steering lock to opera

wheel until it locks with an au

steering wheel when you leave

vehicle ⇒ .

Switching on the ignition or g

Turn the ignition key to this po

turned or is difficult to turn fro

steering wheel (to take the loa

turns freely.

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ts unauthorised persons from driving

hat deactivates the electronic immobiliser auto-

erted into the ignition.

ted again automatically as soon as you pull the

d using a genuine SEAT key with the correct

ed properly if you do not have a genuine SEAT

ping the engine

started using a genuine SEAT key with

the neutral position and depress the

old it in this position, the starter will then

ngine.

position ⇒ page 132 to start the engine.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Starting

The engine is started when the key is in this position. Electrical components

with a high power consumption are switched off temporarily.

Each time that the vehicle must be started, the ignition key must be turned to

the position . The repetitive start prevention lock of the ignition prevents

possible damage to the starter motor if the engine is already running.

WARNING

• Wait for the vehicle to come to a standstill before removing the ignition key from the lock. The steering lock could be activated immediately - Risk of accident!

• Always remove the key from the ignition lock when leaving the vehicle, even if you only intend to be gone for a short period. This is especially important if you must leave children or disabled people in the vehicle, they could accidentally start the engine or work electrical equipment such as the windows possibly resulting in an accident.

• Unsupervised use of the keys could result in the engine being started or electrical systems, such as the electric windows, being used. This can result in serious injury.

CautionThe starter motor will only work when the engine is stopped (ignition key

position ).

Electronic immobiliser

The immobiliser preven

the vehicle.

Inside the key there is a chip t

matically when the key is ins

The immobiliser will be activa

key out of the ignition lock.

The engine can only be starte

code.

NoteThe vehicle cannot be operat

key.

Starting and stop

Starting petrol engines

The engine can only be

the correct code.

– Move the gear lever to

clutch pedal fully and h

only have to turn the e

– Turn the ignition key to

A2

A0

A2

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Driving134

vironment running the engine with the vehicle stationary.

s you start the engine. This helps the engine

aster and reduces emissions.

tarted using a genuine SEAT key with

the neutral position and depress the

old it in this position, the starter will then

gine.

the starting position.

position ⇒ page 132, fig. 100 . The

light for engine pre-heating.

goes out, turn the key to position to

t press the accelerator.

y as soon as the engine starts, the starter

wed to run on with the engine.

ngine may be a little noisy for the first few

built up in the hydraulic valve compensators.

ause for concern.

the engine, see ⇒ page 230.

A1

A2

– Let go of the ignition key as soon as the engine starts; the starter

motor must not be allowed to run on with the engine.

After starting a very hot engine, you may need to press the accelerator briefly.

When starting from cold, the engine may be a little noisy for the first few

seconds until oil pressure has built up in the hydraulic valve compensators.

This is quite normal, and no cause for concern.

If the engine does not start immediately, switch off the starter after about

10 seconds and try again after about half a minute. If the engine still does not

start, the fuel pump fuse should be checked ⇒ page 213, “Fuses”.

WARNING

• Never start or run the engine in unventilated or closed rooms. The exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, an odourless and colourless poisonous gas. Risk of fatal accidents. Carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness. It can also cause death.

• Never leave the vehicle unattended if the engine is running.

• Never use “cold start sprays”, they could explode or cause the engine to run at high revs. Risk of injury.

Caution• When the engine is cold, you should avoid high engine speeds, driving at

full throttle and over-loading the engine. Risk of engine damage.

• The vehicle should not be pushed or towed for more than approximately

50 metres to start the engine. Fuel could enter the catalytic converter and

damage it.

• Before attempting to push-start or tow a vehicle to start it, you should first

try to start it using the battery of another vehicle. Note and follow the instruc-

tions ⇒ page 230, “Jump-starting”.

For the sake of the enDo not warm-up the engine by

You should drive off as soon a

reach operating temperature f

Starting diesel engines

The engine can only be s

the correct code.

– Move the gear lever to

clutch pedal fully and h

only have to turn the en

– Turn the ignition key to

– Turn the ignition key to

indication lamp will

– When the warning lamp

start the engine. Do no

– Let go of the ignition ke

motor must not be allo

When starting from cold, the e

seconds until oil pressure has

This is quite normal, and no c

If there are problems starting

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nvironmenty running the engine with the vehicle stationary.

as you start the engine. This helps the engine

faster and reduces emissions.

e

position ⇒ page 132, fig. 100 .

ff the radiator fan may run on for up to 10

s switched off. It is also possible that it will turn

perature of the coolant increases due to the

the engine compartment or if this is heated due

heat of the sun.

ine until the vehicle is stationary.

nly when the engine is running. You will need ehicle when the engine is switched off. As you anner, there is a greater risk of accidents and

gage immediately when the key is removed ehicle cannot be steered. Risk of accident.

A0

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Glow plug system for the diesel engine

To avoid unnecessary load on the battery, do not use any other major elec-

trical equipment while the glow plugs are pre-heating.

Start the engine as soon as the glow plug warning lamp ⇒ page 63 goes out.

Starting the engine after the fuel tank has been completely run dry

If the fuel tank has been completely run dry, it may take longer than normal

(up to one minute) to start the engine after refuelling with diesel fuel. This is

because the system must eliminate air first.

WARNING

• Never start or run the engine in unventilated or closed rooms. The exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, an odourless and colourless poisonous gas. Risk of fatal accidents. Carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness. It can also cause death.

• Never leave the vehicle unattended if the engine is running.

• Never use “cold start sprays”, they could explode or cause the engine to run at high revs. Risk of injury.

Caution• When the engine is cold, you should avoid high engine speeds, driving at

full throttle and over-loading the engine. Risk of engine damage.

• The vehicle should not be pushed or towed for more than approximately

50 metres to start the engine. Fuel could enter the catalytic converter and

damage it.

• Before attempting to push-start or tow a vehicle to start it, you should first

try to start it using the battery of another vehicle. Note and follow the instruc-

tions ⇒ page 230, “Jump-starting”.

For the sake of the eDo not warm-up the engine b

You should drive off as soon

reach operating temperature

Switching off the engin

– Stopping the engine.

– Turn the ignition key to

After the engine is switched o

minutes, even if the ignition i

itself on once more if the tem

elimination of built up heat in

to prolonged exposure to the

WARNING

• Never switch off the eng

• The brake servo works omore strength to brake the vcannot brake in the normal mserious injury.

• The steering lock can enfrom the ignition lock. The v

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e left, and then into the reverse position

.

may include a 6-speed manual gearbox, the

stick.

ngaged when the vehicle is stationary. When

engaging this gear wait about 6 seconds with

rder to protect the gearbox.

when the reverse gear is selected and the igni-

ng, the vehicle will start to move as soon as a ch released.

ear when the vehicle is in motion. Risk of acci-

e gear lever when driving. The pressure of your

ear on the selector forks in the gearbox.

should always depress the clutch fully to avoid

e.

e clutch” on hills. This causes premature wear

CautionIf the engine has been driven hard for a long period, the engine could over-

heat when it is switched off. Risk of engine damage. For this reason, you

should idle the engine for approx. 2 minutes before you switch it off.

Manual gearbox

Driving a car with a manual gearbox

Selecting the reverse gear

– The vehicle should be stationary with the engine idling. Press the

clutch right down.

– Place the gear lever into neutral gate and push the lever all the

way down.

– Slide the gearstick to th

shown on the gearstick

Certain versions of the model

diagram is shown on the gear

The reverse gear can only be e

the engine is running, before

the clutch pressed in fully in o

The reversing lights come on

tion is on.

WARNING

• When the engine is runnigear is engaged and the clut

• Never select the reverse gdent.

Note• Do not rest your hand on th

hand could cause premature w

• When changing gear, you

unnecessary wear and damag

• Do not hold the car “on th

and damage to the clutch.

Fig. 101 Centre Console: gear shift pattern of a 5-speed manual gearbox

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on the driving resistance, be selected automat-

ulling power, thus avoiding having to shift gear

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Automatic gearbox*

Gearbox programmes

The automatic gearbox has two gearbox programmes.

The gearbox management system is equipped with two driving programmes.

Depending on the driver or the driving situation, either a consumption

oriented programme or a more “sporty” programme will be selected.

The programme selection will be carried out automatically depending on how

the accelerator is used.

• The consumption-oriented programme will be selected if you use the

accelerator slowly or normally. This means that the gearbox will shift up

earlier and down later.

• A more “sporty” driving programme which shifts up gear later will be

selected if you use the accelerator more quickly.

NoteA programme will, depending

ically that guarantees more p

constantly.

Fig. 102 Centre console: Automatic gearbox selector lever

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leased as follows:

e pedal and press the selector lever lock

or lever at the same time.

ver form blocking, on gently passing through

R to D),. This makes it possible, if the car is

ng it”. Only when the lever is in position N for

ressing the brake, does the lever block come

elector lever lock is automatically deactivated

parking the vehicle. To engage and disengage

stick knob and depress the brake pedal, while

be unlocked by pressing the knob button.

when the vehicle is at a standstill and the

g position R, starting from position P or N,

ress the button on the gearstick knob.

ition on, the reversing lights come on.

Selector lever lock functions

The selector lever lock in position P or N prevents gears from

being engaged inadvertently, which would cause the vehicle

to move.

The selector lever lock is re

– Switch on the ignition.

– Press and hold the brak

on the left of the select

A delay device prevents the le

position N (for example, from

stuck, to remove it “by swingi

more than 1 second, without p

into operation.

At speeds of over 5 km/h the s

in position N.

Selector lever positions

P - parking lock

This is the correct position for

P press the button on the gear

the car is running.

If the car is not running, it can

R - reverse gear

This should only be engaged

engine idling. Before engagin

depress the brake pedal and p

In position R and with the ign

Fig. 103 Centre console: Automatic gearbox selector lever

Fig. 104 Instrument panel display: Move the selector lever to position P.

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ced in positions 3, 2 and 1 when the change is

matic gearbox does not change to a lower gear

ns is appropriate.

acceleration. When the accelerator is

d depending on the vehicle speed and engine

aged. As soon as the maximum engine speed

ext gear up is engaged.

eels may skid if the kick-down feature is acti- slippery roads. Danger of skidding!

d when the selector lever is at N or P

l and the engine is running, always depress the

a range.

g a range when the engine is at a standstill

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

N - neutral (idling)

To take the lever out of position N at speeds of below 5 km/h or when the car

is at a standstill but the ignition is switched on, depress the brake pedal and

press the lock button on the gearstick knob.

D - Drive (forwards)

The four gears automatically change up or down, depending on engine load

and vehicle speed.

In certain conditions it is preferable to place the selector lever provisionally in

one of the positions described below:

3 - Position for uneven surfaces

Gears 1st, 2nd and 3rd automatically change up or down depending on the

engine load and vehicle speed. 4th gear is blocked. This increases the engine

braking effect when decelerating.

This position is recommended when in position D and under certain driving

conditions, there are frequent changes between 3rd and 4th.

2 - Position for hilly roads

Position recommended for long slopes.

1st and 2nd gear change automatically depending on engine load and

vehicle speed. 3rd and 4th do not operate.

1 - Position for very steep slopes or manoeuvres

Recommended position for extreme slopes.

The vehicle only travels in 1st gear. 2nd, 3rd and 4th are blocked.

The cruise control* can not be used in position 1.

CautionNever move the selector lever to R or P when driving. This could damage the

gearbox. Risk of accident!

NoteThe selector lever can be pla

made manually, but the auto

until the number of revolutio

Kick-down feature

This system allows maximum

depressed to full throttle, an

speed, the lowest gear is eng

for that gear is reached, the n

WARNING

Remember that the drive whvated when driving on icy or

Instructions for driving

Starting

The engine can only be starte

⇒ page 133.

Selecting a range

When the car is at a standstil

brake pedal before selecting

Do not accelerate on selectin

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matically engage gears.

ed manually. 3rd gear is only available in posi-

r lever.

ector lever 1st gear and reverse gear are avail-

ired to work more, especially due to the lack of

gearbox oil may overheat. In this case, consult

as soon as possible.

cle must always be held with the foot brake This is because an automatic gearbox still g speed, and the vehicle tends to “creep”.

ndstill and the engine is idling, a range is ccelerate accidentally (for example, when rtment), as the car will start to move immedi-

ng engine, place the selector lever in position

m moving out of control, the handbrake en the vehicle is at a standstill. In addition sition P.

If, while driving, the selector lever accidentally moves to position N, first

release the accelerator pedal and wait until the engine slows to idling before

selecting a forward gear ⇒ .

Starting

Select a range (R, D, 3, 2, 1). Wait until the change has taken place and the

power transmission of the drive wheels has stabilised (slight pressure is

noticeable). Then depress the accelerator.

Stopping

In the case of a temporary stop, for example at a traffic light, it is not neces-

sary to move to position N, it is sufficient to brake using the brake pedal. The

engine should only run at idle speed.

Parking

On slopes, first pull handbrake on firmly and then connect block. This

prevents overloading of the locking mechanism, making the subsequent

deactivation easier ⇒ .

Emergency start

For vehicles fitted with an automatic gearbox the engine can not be started by

towing or pushing the vehicle ⇒ page 233.

If the vehicle battery is flat, a battery from another car can be used to jump-

start the car using a set of jump leads ⇒ page 133.

Towing

If the vehicle requires towing at any time, observe the instructions of

⇒ page 233, “Towing and tow-starting”.

Back-up programme

In the event of a malfunction of the gearbox electronics, emergency

programmes are activated, according to the type of fault.

• The gearbox continues to connect gears automatically, but the operations

are jerky. Consult the Authorised Service Centre.

• The gearbox does not auto

In this case they can be chang

tions D, 3 and 2 of the selecto

In positions 1 and R of the sel

able respectively as normal.

As the torque converter is requ

2nd gear, it is possible that the

the Authorised Service Centre

WARNING

• In all the ranges the vehiwhen the engine is running. transmits power even at idlin

• If, when the car is at a staconnected, take care not to aworking in the engine compaately.

• Before working on a runniP and apply the handbrake.

• To prevent the vehicle froshould always be applied whmove the selector lever to po

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firmly. This prevents you driving with the hand-

lights up when the handbrake is applied

. The warning lamp goes out when the hand-

to slow down the vehicle when it is in motion. iderably longer, as braking is only applied to dent!

sed this will cause overheating of the rear e function of the brake system and could lead ses premature wear on the rear brake

before you leave the vehicle. The first gear

always be firmly applied when the

points when parking the vehicle:

top the vehicle.

lso be selected.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Handbrake

Using the handbrake

The handbrake should be applied firmly to prevent the

vehicle from accidentally rolling away.

Always apply the handbrake when you leave your vehicle and when

you park.

Applying the handbrake

– Pull the handbrake lever up firmly ⇒ fig. 105.

Releasing the handbrake

– Pull the lever up slightly and press the release knob in the direc-

tion of the arrow ⇒ fig. 105 and guide the handbrake lever down

fully ⇒ .

Always apply the handbrake

brake applied ⇒ .

The handbrake warning lamp

and the ignition switched on

brake is released.

WARNING

• Never use the handbrakeThe braking distance is consthe rear wheels. Risk of acci

• If it is only partially releabrakes, which can impair thto an accident. This also caupads/linings.

CautionAlways apply the handbrake

should also be selected.

Parking

The handbrake should

vehicle is parked.

Always note the following

– Use the foot brake to s

– Apply the handbrake.

– The first gear should a

Fig. 105 Handbrake between the front seats

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tem (CCS)*

is able to maintain the set speed in

30 km/h to 180 km/h.

en saved, you may take your foot off the accel-

the cruise control system if it is not possible

ise control system should not be used in bends or where roads conditions are poor pings, slippery surfaces, snow). Risk of acci-

when you have finished using it. This will ke.

t speed which is too high for the current road, . Risk of accident.

tain a constant speed when descending gradi-

te under its own weight. Use the foot brake to

– Switch off the engine and remove the key from the ignition lock.

Turn the steering wheel slightly to engage the steering lock.

– Always take you car keys with you when you leave the vehicle

⇒ .

Additional notes on parking the vehicle on gradients:

Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle would roll against the kerb if it did

start to roll.

• If the vehicle is facing downhill, turn the front wheels so that they point

towards the kerb.

• If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn the front wheels so that they point away

from the kerb.

• Secure the vehicle as normal by applying the handbrake firmly and

selecting first gear.

WARNING

• Take measures to reduce the risk of injury when you leave your vehicle unattended.

• Never park where the hot exhaust system could ignite inflammable materials, such as dry grass, low bushes, spilt fuel etc.

• Never allow vehicle occupants to remain in the vehicle when it is locked. They would be unable to open the vehicle from the inside, and could become trapped in the vehicle in an emergency. In the event of an emergency, locked doors will delay assistance to occupants.

• Never leave children unsupervised in the vehicle. They could set the vehicle in motion, for example, by releasing the handbrake or the gear lever / selector lever.

• Depending on weather conditions, it may become extremely hot or cold inside the vehicle. This can be fatal.

Cruise control sys

Description

The cruise control system

the range from approx.

Once the speed setting has be

erator.

WARNING

It could be dangerous to useto drive at constant speed.

• For safety reasons the crudense traffic, in sections with(e.g. aquaplaning, loose chipdent.

• Always switch off the CCSprevent you using it by mista

• It is dangerous to use a setraffic or weather conditions

NoteThe cruise control cannot main

ents. The vehicle will accelera

slow the vehicle.

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T of the rocker switch ⇒ fig. 107 once

reached the speed you wish to set.

switch, the current speed is set and held

Fig. 107 Turn signal and main beam headlight lever switch and rocker switch for the cruise control

AB

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Switching the cruise control system on and off

Switching on the system

– Move the control ⇒ fig. 106 to the left to ON.

Switching off system

– Move the control to the right to OFF or turn the ignition off

when the vehicle is stationary.

Setting speed*

– Press the lower part SEbriefly when you have

When you release the rocker

constant.

Fig. 106 Turn signal and main beam headlight lever switch and rocker switch for the cruise control

AA

AA

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the accelerator and then release the pedal, the

ore the set speed. This will not be the case,

is more than 10 km/h higher than the stored

es. The speed will have to be stored again.

tched off if you reduce speed by depressing the

ntrol by pressing once on the upper part of the

.

peed which is too high for the current road, . Risk of accident.

mporarily*

be switched off in the following situations:

ssed,

AB

Fig. 109 Turn signal and main beam headlight lever switch and rocker switch for the cruise control

Adjusting set speed*

The speed can be altered without touching the accelerator or

the brake.

Setting a higher speed

– Press the upper part RES of the rocker switch ⇒ fig. 108 to

increase the speed. The vehicle will continue to accelerate for as

long as you keep the rocker switch pressed. When you release

the switch, the new speed is stored.

Setting a lower speed

– Press the lower part SET– of the rocker switch to reduce the

speed. The vehicle will automatically reduce its speed for as long

as you keep the switch pressed. When you release the switch, the

new speed is stored.

When you increase speed with

system will automatically rest

however, if the vehicle speed

speed for longer than 5 minut

Control of the set speed is swi

brake pedal. Reactivate the co

rocker switch RES+ ⇒ fig. 108

WARNING

It is dangerous to use a set straffic or weather conditions

Switching off system te

The cruise control system will

• if the brake pedal is depre

Fig. 108 Turn signal and main beam headlight lever switch and rocker switch for the cruise control

AB

AB

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ox

ned off by moving the control all the way to

ged), or when the vehicle is stationary, ignition

earbox

system, the selector lever must be placed in one

N, R or 1 or with the vehicle stopped and the

AA

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• if the clutch pedal is depressed,

• if the vehicle is accelerated to over 180 km/h,

• when the lever is moved in the direction of OFF without fully being

engaged.

To resume cruise control, release the brake or clutch pedal or reduce the

vehicle speed to less than 180 km/h and press once on the upper part of the

rocker switch RES ⇒ page 144, fig. 109 .

WARNING

It is dangerous to use a set speed which is too high for the current road, traffic or weather conditions. Risk of accident.

Completely switching off the system

Vehicles with a manual gearb

The system is completely turthe right hand side (OFF enga

off.

Vehicles with an automatic g

To completely disengage the

of the following positions: P,

ignition turned off.

AA

AB

Fig. 110 Turn signal and main beam headlight lever switch and rocker switch for the cruise control

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AS)*

function is only included in vehicles

s brake in time, but not with maximum force.

long braking distances.

venes here, if you press the brake pedal very

m registers an emergency situation. It then very

ke pressure so that the ABS can be activated

thus reducing the braking distance.

n the brake pedal. The brake assist system

soon as you release the brake.

gher if you drive too fast, if you do not keep in front, and when the road surface is slippery nt risk cannot be reduced by the brake assist

cannot defy the laws of physics. Slippery and n with the brake assist system! Therefore, it is r speed to suit the road and traffic conditions. atures tempt you into taking any risks when

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Tips and Maintenance

Intelligent technology

Brakes

Brake servo

The brake servo amplifies the pressure you apply to the brake pedal. It works

only when the engine is running.

If the brake servo is not functioning due to a malfunction, or if the vehicle has

to be towed, you will have to press the brake pedal considerably harder to

make up for the lack of servo assistance.

WARNING

The braking distance can also be affected by external factors.

• Never let the vehicle coast with the engine switched off. Failure to do so could result in an accident. The braking distance is increased considerably as the brake servo does not function.

• If the brake servo is not functioning, for example if the vehicle is being towed, you will have to press the brake pedal considerably harder than normal.

Brake assist system (B

The Brake Assist System

with ESP.

In an emergency, most driver

This results in unnecessarily

The brake assist system inter

quickly, the brake assist syste

quickly builds up the full bra

more quickly and efficiently,

Do not reduce the pressure o

switches off automatically as

WARNING

• The risk of accident is hiyour distance to the vehicleor wet. The increased accidesystem.

• The brake assist systemwet roads are dangerous eveessential that you adjust youDo not let the extra safety fedriving.

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is also determined by the tyres fitted

es are modified, the effectiveness of the ABS

(TCS)*

em prevents the drive wheels from

s accelerating. The system always

he traction control system during acceleration

help prevent the drive wheels of front-wheel

during acceleration. The system works in the

tion with ABS. If a malfunction should occur in

ut of action.

oving, accelerate and climb a gradient in slip-

y otherwise be difficult or even impossible.

tically when the engine is started. If necessary,

hing the button on the centre console.

ng lamp is lit. The TCS should normally be left

in exceptional circumstances, when slipping of

it be disconnected, for example

pare wheel.

ns.

or on loose surfaces.

d-down, to free it by “rocking.”

Anti-lock brake system and traction control ABS

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

The anti-lock brake system prevents the wheels locking

during braking.

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) is an important part of the vehicle’s active

safety system.

How the ABS works

If one of the wheels is turns too slowly in relation to the road speed, and is

close to locking, the system will reduce the braking pressure for this wheel.

The driver is made aware of this control process by a pulsating of the brake pedal and audible noise. This is a deliberate warning to the driver that one or

more of the wheels is tending to lock and the ABS control function has inter-

vened. In this situation it is important to keep the brake pedal fully depressed

so the ABS can regulate the brake application. Do not “pump”.

If you brake hard on a slippery road surface, the best possible control is

retained as the wheels do not lock.

However, ABS will not necessarily guarantee shorter braking distances in all

conditions. The braking distance could even be longer if you brake on gravel

or on fresh snow covering a slippery surface.

WARNING

• The anti-lock brake system cannot defy the laws of physics. Slippery and wet roads are dangerous even with ABS! If you notice that the ABS is working (to counteract locked wheels under braking), you should reduce speed immediately to suit the road and traffic conditions. Do not let the extra safety features tempt you into taking any risks when driving.

• The effectiveness of ABS ⇒ page 196.

• If the running gear or brakcould be severely limited.

Traction control system

The traction control syst

spinning when the car i

includes ABS

Description and operation of t(TCS)

TCS reduces engine power to

drive vehicles losing traction

entire speed range in conjunc

the ABS, the TCS will also be o

TCS helps the vehicle to start m

pery conditions where this ma

The TCS is switched on automa

it may be turned on or off pus

When the TCS is off, the warni

switched on at all times. Only

the wheels is required, should

• With compact temporary s

• When using the snow chai

• When driving in deep snow

• When the vehicle is bogge

WARNING (continued)

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m (ESP)*

idding by braking the wheels individually.

wheel angle and road speed to calculate the

by the driver, and constantly compares them

the vehicle. If the desired course is not being

e car is starting to skid), then the ESP compen-

g the appropriate wheel.

ed wheel bring the vehicle back to a stable

s to oversteer, the system will act on the front

urn.

hat ESP cannot defy the laws of physics. This ticularly on slippery and wet roads and when

g style to suit the condition of the roads and let the extra safety afforded by ESP tempt you riving, this can cause accidents.

P functions correctly, all four wheels must be

y differences in the rolling radius of the tyres can

ngine power when this is not desired.

le (e.g. to the engine, the brake system, running

cting the wheels and tyres) could affect the effi-

nd TCS.

button ⇒ page 131.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

The TCS should be switched on again afterwards as soon as possible.

WARNING

• It must be remembered that TCS cannot defy the laws of physics. This should be kept in mind, particularly on slippery and wet roads and when towing a trailer.

• Always adapt your driving style to suit the condition of the roads and the traffic situation. Do not let the extra safety afforded by TCS tempt you into taking any risks when driving, this can cause accidents.

Caution• In order to ensure that TCS function correctly, all four wheels must be

fitted with the same tyres. Any differences in the rolling radius of the tyres can

cause the system to reduce engine power when this is not desired.

• Modifications to the vehicle (e.g. to the engine, the brake system, running

gear or any components affecting the wheels and tyres) could affect the effi-

ciency of the ABS and TCS.

Electronic stabilisation programme (ESP)*

General notes

The electronic stabilisation programme increases the

vehicle’s stability on the road.

The electronic stabilisation programme helps to reduce the danger of skid-

ding.

The electronic stabilisation programme (ESP) consists of ABS, EDL and TCS.

Electronic Stabilising Progra

ESP reduces the danger of sk

The system uses the steering

changes of direction desired

with the actual behaviour of

maintained (for instance, if th

sates automatically by brakin

The forces acting on the brak

condition. If the vehicle tend

wheel on the outside of the t

WARNING

• It must be remembered tshould be kept in mind, partowing a trailer.

• Always adapt your drivinthe traffic situation. Do not into taking any risks when d

Caution• In order to ensure that ES

fitted with the same tyres. An

cause the system to reduce e

• Modifications to the vehic

gear or any components affe

ciency of the ABS, EDL, ESP a

NoteTo disconnect using the ESP

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style to suit road conditions and the traffic safety afforded by EDL tempt you into taking an cause accidents.

.g. to the engine, the brake system, running

ting the wheels and tyres) could affect the effi-

.

tem (TCS)

vents the drive wheels from spinning when the

8.

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

The anti-lock brake system prevents the wheels locking during braking

⇒ page 148.

Electronic differential lock (EDL)*

The electronic differential lock helps prevent the loss of trac-

tion caused if one of the driven wheels starts spinning.

EDL helps the vehicle to start moving, accelerate and climb a gradient in slip-

pery conditions where this may otherwise be difficult or even impossible.

The system will control the revolutions of the drive wheels using the ABS

sensors (in case of an EDL fault the warning lamp for ABS lights up)

⇒ page 64.

At speeds of up to approximately 80 km/h, it is able to balance out differ-

ences in the speed of the driven wheels of approximately 100 rpm caused by

a slippery road surface on one side of the vehicle. It does this by braking the

wheel which has lost traction and distributing more driving force to the other

driven wheel via the differential.

To prevent the disc brake of the braked wheel from overheating, the EDL cuts

out automatically if subjected to excessive loads. The vehicle will continue to

function normally without EDL. For this reason, the driver is not informed that

the EDL has been switched off.

The EDL will switch on again automatically when the brake has cooled down.

WARNING

• When accelerating on a slippery surface, for example on ice and snow, press the accelerator carefully. Despite EDL, the driven wheels may start to spin. This could impair the vehicle’s stability.

• Always adapt your drivingsituation. Do not let the extraany risks when driving, this c

CautionModifications to the vehicle (e

gear or any components affec

ciency of the EDL ⇒ page 172

The traction control sys

The traction control system pre

car is accelerating ⇒ page 14

WARNING (continued)

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ion)

ugh puddles and passages of water must not

rake pads

n-in carefully for the first 500 km. New

un-in carefully for the first 200 km.

can compensate for the reduced braking effect

the brake pedal. If you need to make an emer-

nce will be longer with new brake pads than with

run-in.

ximum grip to start with, and require running-nt. Drive particularly carefully in the first 500

“run in” and do not have the correct friction 00 km. However, the reduced braking capacity ssing on the brake pedal a little harder.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Driving and the environment

Running-in

Running in a new engine

The engine needs to be run-in over the first 1,500 km.

Up to 1,000 kilometres

– Do not drive faster than three quarters of top speed.

– Do not accelerate hard.

– Avoid high engine revolutions.

– Do not tow a trailer.

From 1000 to 1500 km

– Speeds can be gradually increased to the maximum road speed

or maximum permissible engine speed (rpm).

During its first few hours of running, the internal friction in the engine is

greater than later on when all the moving parts have bedded in.

For the sake of the environmentIf the engine is run in gently, the life of the engine will be increased and its oil

consumption reduced.

Deep water (Cupra vers

The speed of the vehicle thro

exceed 25 km/h.

Running in tyres and b

New tyres should be ru

brake pads should be r

During the first 200 km, you

by applying more pressure to

gency stop, the braking dista

brake pads which have been

WARNING

• New tyres do not give main. This may cause an accidekm.

• New brake pads must beproperties during the first 2may be compensated by pre

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” by applying light pressure. Continuous to overheat and will increase the braking ase the brakes alternately.

t with the engine switched off. The braking rably as the brake servo does not function.

kes may cause a vapour lock if the brake fluid ng. This impairs the braking effect.

front spoilers could restrict the airflow to the erheat. Observe the relevant instructions s ⇒ page 172, “Modifications”.

braking distance will be increased consider-kshop immediately and avoid unnecessary

rification system

of the catalytic converter

etrol.

dry.

do not replenish with too much engine oil

up engine oil ”.

o start it, use jump leads if necessary

Braking effect and braking distance

The braking effect and braking distance are influenced by

driving situations and road conditions.

The efficiency of the brakes depends directly on the brake pad wear. The rate

of wear of the brake pads depends to a great extent on the conditions under

which the vehicle is operated and the way the vehicle is driven. If you often

drive in town traffic, drive short distances or have a sporty driving style, we

recommend that you have the thickness of your brake pads checked by an

Authorised Service Centre more frequently than recommended in the Service

Schedule.

If you drive with wet brakes, for example, after crossing areas of water, in

heavy rainfall or even after washing the car, the effect of the brakes is less-

ened as the brake discs are wet or even frozen (in winter): The brakes should

be “dried” by pressing the pedal to restore full braking effect.

WARNING

Longer braking distances and faults in the brake system increase the risk of accidents.

• New brake pads must be run in and do not have the correct friction during the first 200 km. However, the reduced braking capacity may be compensated by pressing on the brake pedal a little harder. This also applies when new brake pads are fitted.

• If brakes are wet or frozen, or if you are driving on roads which have been gritted with salt, braking power may set in later than normal.

• On steep descents if the brakes are excessively used they will over heat. Before driving down a long steep gradient, it is advisable to reduce speed and change to a lower gear (or move the selector lever to a lower gear if your vehicle has automatic transmission). This makes use of engine braking and relieves the brakes.

• Never let the brakes “rubbraking will cause the brakesdistance. Apply and then rele

• Never let the vehicle coasdistance is increased conside

• Very heavy use of the brais left in the system for too lo

• Non-standard or damagedbrakes and cause them to ovbefore purchasing accessorie

• If a brake circuit fails, theably. Contact a qualified worjourneys.

Exhaust gasses pu

Catalytic converter*

To conserve the useful life

– Always use unleaded p

– Do not run the fuel tank

– For engine oil changes,

⇒ page 186, “Topping

– Never tow the vehicle t

⇒ page 230.

WARNING (continued)

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te filter*

culate filter eliminates soot produced

liminates most of the soot from the exhaust gas

conditions, the filter cleans itself. If the driving

ilter to clean itself (for example, multiple short

ted by dust and pollen and the indicator for

filter indicator will light. See under Warning

ulate filter may reach extremely high tempera-o contact with flammable materials under- comply could result in fire.

el engine particulate filter must not be refueled

that the fuel system may be damaged.

ing must be taken into consideration:

atalytic converter ensure that unleaded petrol is

the chapter “Refuelling”. Automobile organisa-

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

If you notice misfiring, uneven running or loss of power when the vehicle is

moving, reduce speed immediately and have the vehicle inspected at the

nearest qualified workshop. In general, the exhaust warning lamp will light

up when any of the described symptoms occur ⇒ page 60. If this happens,

unburnt fuel can enter the exhaust system and escape into the environment.

The catalytic converter can also be damaged by overheating.

WARNING

The catalytic converter reaches very high temperatures! Fire hazard!

• Never park where the catalytic converter could come into contact with dry grass or inflammable materials under the vehicle.

• Do not apply additional underseal or anti-corrosion coatings to the exhaust pipes, catalytic converter or the heat shields on the exhaust system. These materials could catch fire when the vehicle is driven.

CautionNever fully drain the fuel tank, in this case, the irregularity of the fuel supply

may cause ignition problems. This allows unburnt fuel to enter the exhaust

system, which could cause overheating and damage the catalytic converter.

For the sake of the environmentEven when the emission control system is working perfectly, there may be a

smell of sulphur from the exhaust under some conditions. This depends on

the sulphur content of the fuel used. Quite often the problem can be reme-

died by changing to another brand of fuel.

Diesel engine particula

The diesel engine parti

by burning diesel.

The diesel engine dust filter e

system. Under normal driving

conditions do not allow the f

trips) the filter will be obstruc

the diesel engine particulate

Lights.

WARNING

• The diesel engine partictures; it should not enter intneath the vehicle. Failure to

CautionVehicles equipped with a dies

using biodiesel (RME), given

Driving abroad

Notes

For driving abroad, the follow

• For vehicles fitted with a c

available for the journey. See

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ights for driving on the left*

re changing from driving on the right-hand side

1.

Fig. 111 Right headlight

Fig. 112 Left headlight

tions will have information about service station networks selling unleaded

fuel.

• In some countries it is possible that a vehicle model is sold under condi-

tions where some spare parts are not available or that the Authorised Service

Centre may only carry out limited repairs.

SEAT importers and distributors will gladly provide information about the

technical preparation of your vehicle in addition to necessary maintenance

and repair possibilities.

Adhesive strips for headlights

If you have to drive a right-hand drive vehicle in a left-hand drive country, or

vice versa, the asymmetric dipped beam headlights will dazzle oncoming

traffic.

To prevent dazzling, you must apply stickers to certain parts of the headlight

lenses. Further information is available from your Authorised Service

Centre.

Adjusting simple headl

On the right headlight, if you a

to the left-hand side ⇒ fig. 11

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are changing from driving on the left-hand side

113.

e changing from driving on the left-hand side to

4.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

On the left headlight, if you are changing from driving on the right-hand side

to the left-hand side ⇒ page 154, fig. 112.

Covering simple headlights for driving on the right*

On the right headlight, if you

to the right-hand side ⇒ fig.

On the left headlight, if you ar

the right-hand side ⇒ fig. 11

Fig. 113 Right headlight

Fig. 114 Left headlight

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e changing from driving on the right-hand side

6.

mps for driving on the right*

Fig. 117 Right headlight

Fig. 118 Left headlight

Covering bifocal headlamps for driving on the left*

On the right headlight, if you are changing from driving on the right-hand side

to the left-hand side ⇒ fig. 115.

On the left headlight, if you ar

to the left-hand side ⇒ fig. 11

Covering bifocal headla

Fig. 115 Right headlight

Fig. 116 Left headlight

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are changing from driving on the right-hand side

19.

re changing from driving on the right-hand side

20.

Fig. 120 Left headlight

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

On the right hand side headlight, if you are changing from driving on the left-

hand side to the right-hand side ⇒ page 156, fig. 117.

On the left headlight, if you are changing from driving on the left-hand side to

the right-hand side ⇒ page 156, fig. 118.

Covering GDL headlamps for driving on the left*

On the right headlight, if you

to the left-hand side ⇒ fig. 1

On the left headlight, if you a

to the left-hand side ⇒ fig. 1

Fig. 119 Right headlight

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changing from driving on the left-hand side to

.

ar in mind when towing a trailer?

w a trailer when fitted with the correct equip-

ctory-fitted towing bracket it will already have

ications and meet the statutory requirements

er-market fitting of a trailer towing bracket see

-pin connector for the electrical connection

hicle.

ou will need to use an adapter cable. This is

r.

ing

owing limit. If you do not load the trailer up to

r weight, you can then climb correspondingly

listed are only applicable for altitudes up to

increasing altitude the engine power and

g ability are impaired because of the reduced

ler weight has to be reduced accordingly. The

er combination must be reduced by 10% for

thereof). The gross combination weight is the

icle plus the actual weight of the laden trailer.

Covering GDL headlamps for driving on the right*

On the right headlight, if you are changing from driving on the left-hand side

to the right-hand side ⇒ fig. 121.

On the left headlight, if you are

the right-hand side ⇒ fig. 122

Trailer towing

What do you need to be

Your vehicle may be used to to

ment.

If the car is supplied with a fathe necessary technical modif

for towing a trailer. For the aft⇒ page 175.

Connectors

Your vehicle is fitted with a 12

between the trailer and the ve

If the trailer has a 7-pin plug y

available from any SEAT deale

Trailer weight / draw bar load

Never exceed the authorised t

the maximum permitted traile

steeper gradients.

The maximum trailer weights

1,000 m above sea level. With

therefore the vehicle's climbin

air density. The maximum trai

weight of the vehicle and trail

every further 1,000 m (or part

actual weight of the laden veh

Fig. 121 Right headlight

Fig. 122 Left headlight

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regulations apply to towing a trailer in your

bracket*

towing bracket is located in the tool

with instructions on fitting and removing the

racket.

pling must be stored securely in the luggage m being flung through the vehicle and causing

must be removed if a trailer is not being towed

late.

ways requires extra care.

oaded trailer with an unladen vehicle is very

s cannot be avoided, drive extra slowly to allow

stribution.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Where possible, operate the trailer with the maximum permitted draw bar weight on the ball joint of the towing bracket, but do not exceed the specified

limit.

The figures for trailer weights and draw bar weights that are given on the

data plate of the towing bracket are for certification purposes only. The

correct figures for your specific model, which may be lower than these figures

for the towing bracket, are given in the registration documents ⇒ Section

“Technical data”.

Distributing the load

Distribute loads in the trailer so that heavy objects are as near to the axle as

possible. Loads carried in the trailer must be secured to prevent them

moving.

Tyre pressure

Set tyre pressure to the maximum permissible pressure shown on the sticker

on the inside of the fuel tank flap. Set the tyre pressure of the trailer tyres in

accordance with the trailer manufacturer's recommendations.

Exterior mirrors

Check whether you can see enough of the road behind the trailer with the

standard mirrors. If this is not the case you should have additional mirrors

fitted. Both exterior mirrors should be mounted on hinged extension

brackets. Adjust the mirrors to give sufficient vision to the rear.

WARNING

Never transport people in a trailer. This could result in fatal accidents.

Note• Towing a trailer places additional demands on the vehicle. We recom-

mend additional services between the normal inspection intervals if the

vehicle is used frequently for towing a trailer.

• Find out whether special

country.

Ball coupling of towing

The ball coupling of the

box

The ball coupling is provided

ball coupling of the towing b

WARNING

The towing bracket ball coucompartment to prevent theinjury.

Note• By law, the ball coupling

and it obscures the number p

Driving tips

Driving with a trailer al

Weight distribution

The weight distribution of a l

unfavourable. However, if thi

for the unbalanced weight di

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tions to "alleviate" some of the strain in the

time, your wallet.

well in advance

accelerating. When you anticipate the situa-

s often and, thus, accelerate less. If it is

th a gear engaged, for example, if you see a red

rgy

l is to change up through the gears quickly.

m in the lower gears uses an unnecessary

first to second gear as quickly as possible. We

ssible, you change to a higher gear upon

e slowly and avoid the “kick-down” position.

the top speed permitted by the vehicle. Fuel

ns and noise levels all increase very rapidly at

erate speeds will help to save fuel.

he engine when waiting in a traffic jam, at level

ith a long red phase. The fuel saved after only

n the amount of fuel needed to restart the

ime to warm up when it is running at idling

ollutant emissions are also especially high

ase. It is therefore best to drive off immediately

d running the engine at high speed.

Speed

The stability of the vehicle and trailer is reduced with increasing speed. For

this reason it is advisable not to drive at the maximum permissible speed in

unfavourable road, weather or wind conditions. This applies especially when

driving downhill.

You should always reduce speed immediately if the trailer shows the slightest

sign of snaking. Never try to stop the “snaking” by increasing speed.

Always brake in good time. If the trailer has an overrun brake, apply the

brakes gently at first and then firmly. This will prevent the jerking that can be

caused by the trailer wheels locking. Select a low gear in good time before

going down a steep descent. This enables you to use the engine braking to

slow down the vehicle.

Heating

At very high temperatures and during prolonged ascents, driving in a low gear

and high engine speed, always monitor the temperature indicator for the

coolant ⇒ page 51.

Electronic Stabilisation Program*

Do not switch off the ESP* when towing a trailer. The ESP* makes it easier to

stabilise if the trailer starts to snake.

Driving economically and with respect for the environment

General Observations

Fuel consumption, environmental pollution and wear to the engine, brakes

and tyres depends in large part on your driving style. Fuel consumption may

be reduced from 10 to 15 % by driving defensively and economically. Below

we will give you some sugges

environment and, at the same

Anticipate the traffic situation

A vehicle uses most fuel when

tion, you will have to brake les

possible, let the vehicle roll wi

light ahead.

Change gear early to save ene

An effective way of saving fue

Running the engine at high rp

amount of fuel.

Manual gearbox: Change from

recommend that, whenever po

reaching 2,000 rpms.

Automatic gearbox: Accelerat

Avoid driving at high speed

We advise you not to drive at

consumption, exhaust emissio

higher speeds. Driving at mod

Avoid idling

It is worthwhile switching off t

crossings or at traffic lights w

30 - 40 seconds is greater tha

engine.

The engine takes a very long t

speed. Mechanical wear and p

during this initial warm-up ph

after starting the engine. Avoi

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l put up the fuel consumption, so it is worth

rtment occasionally to make sure that no unnec-

orted.

nator, which produces electricity. With the need

on is also increased. Because of this, always

when you do not need them. Examples of equip-

ity are: the fan at high speeds, the rear window

ck on fuel consumption is to take regular notes.

riations (both positive and negative) and react

ness

top priority in the design, choice of materials

eat.

ical recycling

signed for ease of dismantling

acilitate dismantling

rade materials

ers are labelled in accordance with ISO 1043,

can be recycled

rouped together for easy recycling

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Periodic maintenance

Periodic maintenance work guarantees that, before beginning a journey, you

will not waste fuel. A well-serviced engine gives you the benefit of improved fuel efficiency as well as maximum reliability and an enhanced resale value.

A maladjusted engine may mean an increase of 10 % over normal fuel

consumption.

Check the oil level every time you fill the tank. Oil consumption depends to a

great extent on the engine load and engine speed. It is quite normal that the

oil consumption of a new engine only reaches its lowest level after a certain

mileage. This means that the oil consumption can only be properly assessed

after about 5,000 km. Depending on your personal driving style, oil consump-

tion can be up to 0.5 litres per 1,000 km.

Avoid short journeys

To reduce the consumption and emission of polluting gases, the engine and

the exhaust filtration systems should reach the optimum service tempera-ture.

With the engine cold, fuel consumption is proportionally higher. The engine

does not warm up and fuel consumption does not regularise until having

driven some four kilometres. This is the reason why we recommend avoiding

short trips wherever possible.

Maintain the correct tyre pressures

Bear in mind that keeping the tyres at an adequate pressure saves fuel. If the

tyre pressures are just 1 bar too low, this can put the fuel consumption up by

as much as 5 %. Due to the greater rolling resistance, under-inflation also

increases tyre wear and impairs handling.

The tyre pressures should always be checked when the tyres are cold.

Do not use winter tyres all through the year: they will increase fuel consump-

tion by up to 10 %.

Avoid unnecessary weight

Every kilo of extra weight wil

checking the luggage compa

essary loads are being transp

Save electrical energy

The engine activates the alter

for electricity, fuel consumpti

turn off electrical equipment

ment that use a lot of electric

heating or the seat heaters*.

Logbook

A good way of keeping a che

You will be able to note the va

accordingly.

Environmental friendli

Environmental protection is a

and production of your new S

Design measures for econom

• Joints and connections de

• Modular construction to f

• Increased use of single-g

• Plastic parts and elastom

ISO 11469 and ISO 1629

Choice of materials

• Nearly all materials used

• Similar types of plastics g

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• Recycled materials used in manufacture

• Reduced “vapour emissions” from plastics

• CFC-free refrigerant in air conditioning

Compliance with prohibited materials laws: cadmium, asbestos, lead,

mercury, chrome VI.

Manufacturing methods

• Use of recycled material for manufacturing plastic parts

• Solvent-free cavity sealing

• Solvent-free wax for protecting the vehicles in transit

• Solvent-free adhesives

• No CFCs used in production

• Surplus materials used extensively for energy conversion and building

materials

• Overall water consumption reduced

• Heat recovery systems

• Water-soluble paint

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ain products may produce noxious vapours; l ventilated areas.

e, engine oil, nail varnish remover or other ic and highly flammable. There is a fire / explo-

hicle, or carry out any maintenance, switch off rake firmly and remove the key from the igni-

, mud or dust if the surface of the vehicle is dry.

e for cleaning purposes. This could damage the

hicle. Soak dirt, mud or dust with plenty of

nvironment products, try to select ones which are not

should not be disposed of with ordinary house-

osal information on the package.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Cleaning and caring for your vehicle

General notes

Regular washing and care help maintain the value of your

vehicle.

Regular care

Regular and expert care helps to maintain the value of the vehicle. This may

also be one of the requirements for acknowledging warranty claims in the

event of corrosion or paint defects.

The best way to protect the car against environmental contaminants is to

wash and wax it frequently. The longer substances such as insects, bird drop-

pings, resinous tree sap, road dirt, industrial deposits, tar, soot or road salt

and other aggressive materials remain on the vehicle, the more damage they

do to the paintwork. High temperatures (for instance in strong sunlight)

further intensify the corrosive effect.

After the period when salt is put on the roads it is important to have the

underside of the vehicle washed thoroughly.

Car care products

Car care products are available from your Authorised Service Centre. Keep the

product instructions until you have used up the product.

WARNING

• Car care products can be toxic. For this, they must always be kept closed in their original container. Keep out of children's reach. Failure to comply could result in poisoning.

• Always read and observe the instructions and warnings on the package before using car care products. Improper use could damage your health or

your vehicle. The use of certthese should be used in wel

• Never use fuel, turpentinvolatile fluids. These are toxsion risk.

• Before you wash your vethe engine, apply the handbtion.

CautionNever attempt to remove dirt

Never use a dry cloth or spong

paintwork or glass on your ve

water.

For the sake of the e• When purchasing car care

harmful to the environment.

• Left over car care products

hold waste. Observe the disp

WARNING (continued)

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soft sponge, a glove or a brush. Start on

way down. Use only light pressure.

ve as much as possible.

ould only be used for very stubborn dirt.

anels etc. last using a different sponge or

ughly with water.

ehicle gently using a chamois leather.

er seals and the surfaces they touch with

freezing. Apply silicone spray to the

en braking directly after washing the

the brakes by applying the brakes care-

age 152, “Braking effect and braking

be switched off before the vehicle is washed.

rms from cuts on sharp metal edges when inside of the wheel housings etc. Risk of

the brakes may affect braking efficiency. Risk

Care of the vehicle exterior

Automatic car washes

The paint is so durable that the car can normally be washed without problems

in an automatic car wash. However, the effect on the paint depends to a large

extent on the design of the car wash, the brushes used, the filtering of the

wash water and the type of detergents and wax solutions used, etc.

Before going through a car wash, be sure to take the usual precautions such

as closing the windows and sunroof. There is nothing to note apart from that.

If the vehicle has special accessories such as spoilers or a roof carrier or two-

way radio aerial, etc., it is advisable to consult the car wash operator.

After the car has been washed, the brakes could hesitate to respond as the

brake discs and pads will be wet, or even frozen in winter. “Dry ” the brakes

by braking several times.

WARNING

Moisture, ice and salt on the brakes may affect braking efficiency. Risk of accident.

CautionBefore putting the vehicle in a carwash tunnel, do not tighten the aerial if it is

folded as this may cause damage.

Washing by hand

Washing the vehicle

– First soften the dirt with plenty of water and rinse off.

– Clean the vehicle with a

the roof and work your

– Rinse the sponge or glo

– Special car shampoo sh

– Clean the wheels, sill p

glove.

– Rinse the vehicle thoro

– Dry the surface of the v

– If it is cold, dry the rubb

a cloth to prevent them

rubber seals.

After cleaning the vehicle

– If possible, avoid sudd

vehicle. You must “dry”

fully several times ⇒ p

distance”.

WARNING

• The ignition must always

• Protect your hands and acleaning the underbody, the injury.

• Moisture, ice and salt on of accident.

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sure cleaner to remove ice or snow from

d jet nozzles or so-called “dirt blasters”

en braking directly after washing the

” the brakes by applying the brakes care-

age 152.

concentrated jet or cylindrical jet (“rotating ing distances and short cleaning times, visible cur to the tyres. This may cause an accident.

the brakes may affect braking efficiency. Risk

an 60°C. This could damage the car.

hicle, maintain a sufficient distance from sensi-

xible hoses, plastic, sound proofing, etc. This is

pers painted in the same colour as the vehicle.

surface, the greater the wear on the material.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Caution• Never attempt to remove dirt, mud or dust if the surface of the vehicle is

dry. Never use a dry cloth or sponge for cleaning purposes. This could scratch

the paintwork or glass on your vehicle.

• Washing the vehicle in low temperatures: if the vehicle is rinsed with a

hose, do not direct the water into the lock cylinders or the gaps around the

doors, luggage compartment, or bonnet. Otherwise there is a risk of malfunc-

tion.

For the sake of the environmentIn the interests of environmental protection, the car should be washed only

in specially provided wash bays. This prevents toxic, oil-laden waste water

entering the sewerage system. In some districts, washing vehicles anywhere

else may be prohibited.

NoteDo not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight.

Washing the car with a high pressure cleaner

Be particularly careful when using a high pressure cleaner!

– Always observe the instructions for the high-pressure cleaner,

particularly those concerning the pressure and the spraying distance.

– Increase the spraying distance for soft materials and painted

bumpers.

– Do not use a high pres

windows ⇒ page 166.

– Never use concentrate

⇒ .

– If possible, avoid sudd

vehicle. You must “dry

fully several times ⇒ p

WARNING

• Never wash tyres with a nozzle”). Even at large sprayand invisible damage can oc

• Moisture, ice and salt onof accident.

Caution

• Do not use water hotter th

• To avoid damage to the ve

tive materials for example: fle

especially important for bum

The closer the nozzle is to the

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astic parts.

plastic parts, clean them with special solvent- products.

ner directly over the air vents of the vehicle may

e liquid is accidentally spilled.

ontain solvents will damage the material.

exterior mirrors

ith commercially available, alcohol based

clean chamois leather or a lint-free cloth.

ove snow from the windows and mirrors.

eather to dry the windows. Chamois leathers

ted surfaces are not suitable for use on

ith wax deposits which would smear the

Waxing the car

Regular waxing protects the paintwork.

You need to apply wax to your car if water does not form small drops and run

off the paintwork when it is clean.

Good quality hard wax is available from your Authorised Service Centre.

A good coat of wax helps to protects the paintwork from environmental

contaminants ⇒ page 163. It is also effective in protecting against minor

scratches.

Even if a wax solution is used regularly in the car wash, it is advisable to

protect the paint with a coat of hard wax at least twice a year.

Polishing the paintwork

Polishing brings back gloss to the paintwork.

Polishing is only necessary if the paint has lost its shine, and the gloss cannot

be brought back by applying wax. Polish can be obtained from your Author-

ised Service Centre.

The car must be waxed after polishing if the polish used does not contain wax

compounds to seal the paint ⇒ page 166, “Waxing the car”.

CautionTo prevent damage to the paintwork:

• Do not use polishes and hard wax on painted parts with a matte finish or

on plastic parts.

• Do not polish your vehicle in a sandy or dusty environment.

Caring for plastic parts

Solvents will damage pl

If normal washing fails to clean

free plastic cleaning and care

Caution• The use of liquid air freshe

damage the plastic parts if th

• Cleaning products which c

Cleaning windows and

Cleaning the windows

– Moisten the windows w

glass cleaner.

– Dry the windows with a

Removing snow

– Use a small brush to rem

Removing ice

– Use a de-icer spray.

Use a clean cloth or chamois l

which have been used on pain

windows. They will be soiled w

windows.

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looked after, they will not freeze so

ove dust and dirt from the rubber seals.

product to the rubber seals.

ors, windows, bonnet and rear lid will remain

are treated with a suitable care product (for

lso prevent premature ageing and leaks. The

f rubber seals are well looked after, they will not

can freeze up in winter.

ou should only use spray with lubricating and

th a damp cloth.

ith a soft, dry cloth.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

If possible use a de-icing spray to remove ice. If you use an ice scraper, push

it in one direction only. Do not move it to and fro.

Use window cleaner or a silicone remover to clean off rubber, oil, grease and

silicone deposits.

Wax deposits have to be removed with a special cleaner which is available

from your Authorised Service Centre. Wax deposits on the windscreen could

cause the wiper blades to judder. A window cleanser specifically for removing

wax will stop the blades juddering if added to the windscreen washer fluid.

Grease removing cleansers will not remove wax deposits.

Caution• Never use warm or hot water to remove snow and ice from windows and

mirrors. This could cause the glass to crack!

• The heating element for the rear window is located on the inner side of the

window. To prevent damage, do not put stickers over the heating elements on

the inside of the window.

Cleaning windscreen wiper blades

Clean wiper blades are essential for clear vision.

1. Use a soft cloth to remove dust and dirt from the windscreen

wiper blades.

2. Use window cleanser to clean the windscreen wiper blades. Use

a sponge or a cloth to remove stubborn stains.

Care of rubber seals

If rubber seals are well

quickly.

1. Use a soft cloth to rem

2. Apply a specialist care

The weather strips on the do

pliable and last longer if they

example silicone spray).

Caring for rubber seals will a

doors will be easier to open. I

freeze so quickly in winter.

Door lock cylinders

The door lock cylinders

To de-ice the lock cylinders y

anti-corrosive properties.

Cleaning chrome parts

1. Clean chrome parts wi

2. Polish chrome parts w

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st from alloy wheels.

ent to clean the wheels.

ound to the wheels.

ttention to preserve their appearance. It is

and brake dust by washing the wheels at

e finish will be impaired.

gent for alloy wheels.

ents should not be used. If the protective

tone impact, the damaged area should be

ylindrical jet. Even at large spraying distances ible and invisible damage can occur to the

ident.

the brakes may affect braking efficiency. Risk sudden braking immediately after washing he brakes by applying the brakes carefully Braking effect and braking distance”.

If this does not provide satisfying results, use a specialist chrome cleaning product. Chrome cleaning products will remove stains and coatings from the

surface.

CautionTo prevent scratching chrome surfaces:

• Never use an abrasive care product on chrome.

• Do not clean or polish chrome parts in a sandy or dusty environment.

Steel wheels

– Clean steel wheels regularly using a separate sponge.

Use an industrial cleanser to remove brake dust. Any damage to the paint on

steel wheels should be repaired before the metal starts to rust.

WARNING

• Never wash tyres with a cylindrical jet. Even at large spraying distances and short cleaning times, visible and invisible damage can occur to the tyres. This may cause an accident.

• Moisture, ice and salt on the brakes may affect braking efficiency. Risk of accident. If possible, avoid sudden braking immediately after washing the vehicle. You must “dry” the brakes by applying the brakes carefully several times ⇒ page 152, “Braking effect and braking distance”.

Cleaning alloy wheels

Every two weeks

– Wash salt and brake du

– Use an acid free deterg

Every three months

– Apply a hard wax comp

Alloy wheels require regular a

important to remove road salt

regular intervals, otherwise th

Always use an acid-free deter

Car polish or other abrasive ag

coating is damaged, e.g. by s

repaired immediately.

WARNING

• Never wash tyres with a cand short cleaning times, vistyres. This may cause an acc

• Moisture, ice and salt on of accident. If possible, avoidthe vehicle. You must “dry” tseveral times ⇒ page 152, “

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is usually removed if the engine compartment

ing solutions, or if you have the engine cleaned.

ould ensure that all surfaces, seams, joints and

mpartment are given anti-corrosion treatment

ine compartment, always observe the safety

ply the parking brake firmly and always ition before you open the bonnet.

before you clean the engine compartment.

de of vehicle, wheel arches without protecting ay cut yourself on sharp-edged metal parts. lt in injury.

the brakes may affect braking efficiency. Risk d sudden braking immediately after washing

fan. It is temperature-controlled and could en the key is removed from the ignition!

nvironment could be removed when the engine is washed.

leaned in an oil separator. For this reason,

rried out only by a qualified workshop or a suit-

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Underbody sealant

The underside of the vehicle is coated to protect it from corro-

sion and damage.

The protective coating could be damaged when driving. We recommend that

the protective coating under the body and on the running gear should be

checked, and reinstated if necessary, before and after the winter season.

We recommend that repair work and additional anti-corrosion work is carried

out by your Authorised Service Centre.

WARNING

Do not apply underseal or anti-corrosion coatings to the exhaust pipes, catalytic converter or the heat shields on the exhaust system. The heat of the exhaust system or the engine could cause them to ignite! This is a fire hazard.

Cleaning the engine compartment

Take special care when cleaning the engine compartment.

Anti-corrosion treatment

The engine compartment and the surface of the power unit are given anti-

corrosion treatment at the factory.

Good corrosion protection is particularly important in winter when the car is

frequently driven on salted roads. To prevent the salt corroding the vehicle,

the entire engine compartment should be thoroughly cleaned before and

after the salting period.

Your Authorised Service Centre is able to provide the correct cleaning and

preserving products and has the necessary equipment. For this reason, we

recommend having this work performed by them.

The anti-corrosion protection

is cleaned with grease remov

If this job is carried out, you sh

components in the engine co

afterwards.

WARNING

• When working in the engwarnings ⇒ page 180.

• Switch off the engine, apremove the key from the ign

• Allow the engine to cool

• Do not clean the undersiyour hands and arms. You mFailure to comply could resu

• Moisture, ice and salt onof accident. If possible, avoithe vehicle.

• Never touch the radiatorstart automatically, even wh

For the sake of the eFuel, grease and oil deposits

The polluted water must be c

engine washing should be ca

able filling station.

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Cleaning and caring for your vehicle170

ers and fabric trim

m on the doors, headlining etc. can be cleaned

r or with dry foam and a soft brush.

ollen cloth with water and wipe over the

be removed using a mild soap solution

ablespoons diluted in one litre of water)

k through the leather or soak into the

ft, dry cloth.

reated regularly (about twice a year) with

roduct, which is available from your

tre.

ery sparingly.

ft, dry cloth.

Care of the vehicle interior

Cleaning plastic parts and the dash panel

– Use a clean, damp cloth to clean plastic parts and the dash

panel.

– If this does not provide satisfactory results, use a special

solvent-free plastic cleaning product.

WARNING

Never clean the dash panel and surface of the airbag module with cleansers containing solvents. Solvents cause the surface to become porous. If the airbag inflates, disintegrating plastic parts can cause substantial injuries.

CautionCleaning products which contain solvents will damage the material.

Cleaning wooden trim*

– Clean the wooden trim with a clean cloth moistened with water.

– If this does not provide satisfactory results, use a gentle soap

solution.

CautionCleaning products which contain solvents will damage the material.

Cleaning cloth seat cov

Cloth seat covers and fabric tri

with a special interior cleanse

Cleaning leather*

Normal cleaning

– Moisten a cotton or wo

leather surfaces.

Cleaning stubborn stains

– More stubborn dirt can

(pure liquid soap; two t

and a cloth.

– Do not let the water soa

seams.

– Then wipe off with a so

Leather care

– The leather should be t

a special leather-care p

Authorised Service Cen

– Apply these products v

– Then wipe off with a so

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Safety Fir Technical Data

ts the belt will not retract correctly into the auto-

ning agents on the seat belts, as this can ebbing. Ensure that the belts do not come into .

ll seat belts at regular intervals. If you notice s, retractor mechanism or buckle of any of the ust be replaced by a specialist workshop.

a damaged seat belt yourself. The seat belts ified in any way.

ts to dry completely before rolling them up.

could become damaged.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

SEAT does everything possible to preserve the special qualities of leather, as

a natural product. Because of the natural properties of the specially selected

hides employed, the finished leather has a certain sensitivity to grease and

dirt, etc. so a degree of care is required in everyday use and when looking

after the leather.

Dust and grit in the pores and seams can scratch and damage the surface. If

the vehicle is left standing in the sun for long periods, the leather should be

protected against direct sunlight to prevent it from fading. However, slight

colour variations in high-quality natural leather are normal.

Caution• Do not use solvents, wax polish, shoe cream, spot removers or similar

products on leather.

• To avoid damage, stubborn stains should be removed by a qualified

workshop.

Cleaning seat belts

A dirty belt may stop the seat belt working properly.

Keep the seat belts clean and check all seat belts regularly.

Cleaning seat belts

– Carefully pull the dirty seat belt right out and leave it out.

– Clean the dirty seat belts with a gentle soap solution.

– Allow the seat belt fabric to dry.

– Do not roll up the seat belt until it is dry.

If large stains form on the bel

matic belt retractor.

WARNING

• Do not use chemical cleaimpair the strength of the wcontact with corrosive fluids

• Check the condition of athat the belt webbing, fittingbelts is damaged, the belt m

• Do not attempt to repairmust not be removed or mod

CautionAfter cleaning, allow seat bel

Otherwise the belt retractors

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CE mark (European Union manufacturer

phone holders or drink holders, should never within the working range of, the airbags. If resulting injury if the airbag is triggered in an

ys be carried out according to our

the electronic components or software in the

ns. Due to the way the electronic components

s, other systems may be affected by the faults.

ty, lead to excessive wear of components, and

gistration documents.

es cannot be held liable for any damage

or work performed incorrectly.

d that all work should be performed by an

ng genuine and SEAT® approved parts and

Accessories, parts replacement and modifications

Accessories and parts

Always consult an Authorised Service Centre before

purchasing accessories and parts.

Your vehicle is designed to offer a high standard of active and passive safety.

Before purchasing accessories and parts, and before making technical

changes to your car, we recommend that you consult your Authorised Service

Centre.

SEAT dealerships will be happy to provide you with the latest information

about the use, legal requirements and recommendations from the manufac-

turer regarding accessories and parts.

We recommend you use only SEAT Approved Accessories® and SEAT Approved Spare Parts®. This way, SEAT can guarantee that the product in

question is suitable, reliable and safe. Authorised Service Centres have the

necessary experience and facilities to ensure that parts are installed correctly

and professionally.

Despite continuous observation of the market, SEAT is not able to assess the

reliability, safety and suitability of parts not approved by SEAT. For this reason

SEAT cannot assume responsibility for any non-genuine parts used, even if

these parts have been approved by an official testing agency or are covered

by an official approval certificate.

Any equipment subsequently installed which has a direct effect on the

vehicle and/or the way it is driven (e.g. cruise control system or electronically-

controlled suspension) must be approved by SEAT for use in your vehicle and

bear the e mark (the European Union's authorisation symbol).

If any additional electrical components are fitted which do not serve to

control the vehicle itself (for instance a refrigerator box, laptop or ventilator

fan, etc.), these must bear the

conformity declaration).

WARNING

Accessories, for example telebe fitted on the covers of, or they are, there is a danger of accident.

Modifications

Modifications must alwa

specifications.

Unauthorised modifications to

vehicle may cause malfunctio

are linked together in network

This can seriously impair safe

also invalidate your vehicle re

SEAT Authorised Service Centr

caused by modifications and/

For this reason, we recommen

Authorised Service Centre usi

accessories.

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Safety Fir Technical Data

an external aerial,

ximum 10 watts.

to give the equipment its optimal range.

Service Centre if you wish to use a mobile tele-

h a transmitting power in excess of 10 watts.

tion concerning the technical possibilities for

ay radios should be fitted only by a qualified

thorised Service Centre.

arily on driving. If you are distracted while cident.

ne mountings to the surfaces covering the ge of the airbags, danger of injury if the airbag

ones or two-way radios in the vehicle without agnetic radiation in the vehicle could exceed applies to external aerials that have not been

conditions could cause the electronics to

on causes of faults are:

installed,

ess of 10 watts.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

WARNING

Incorrectly performed modifications or other work on your vehicle can lead to malfunctions and cause accidents.

Roof aerial*

The vehicle may be fitted with a collapsible roof aerial* with antitheft

system*, which can be folded backwards, when, for example, going through

an automatic carwash.

To fold

Unscrew the aerial rod, tilting it backwards into a horizontal position and then

screw in again.

To return to working position

Continue in the reverse order to that given in the previous instruction.

CautionBefore putting the vehicle in a carwash tunnel, do not tighten the aerial if it is

folded as this may cause damage.

Mobile telephones and two-way radios

You will require an external aerial for mobile phones and two-

way radios.

SEAT has approved your vehicle for use with mobile telephones and two-way

radios providing the following conditions are observed:

• The correct installation of

• transmitting power of ma

An external aerial is needed

First consult your Authorised

phone or a two-way radio wit

Here you will receive informa

retrofitting this equipment.

Mobile telephones and two-w

workshop, for example an Au

WARNING

• Always concentrate primdriving you could have an ac

• Never attach the telephoairbag units or within the ranis triggered.

• If you use mobile telephan external aerial, electromauthorised limits. This also correctly installed.

CautionFailure to observe the above

malfunction. The most comm

• no external aerial,

• external aerial incorrectly

• transmitting power in exc

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Accessories, parts replacement and modifications174

NotePlease observe the operating instructions of your mobile telephone / two-way

radio.

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Fig. 123 Attachment points for towing bracket

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Fitting a towing bracket*

It is possible to fit a towing bracket to the rear of the vehicle.

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se observe the instructions provided by the racket.

correctly installed, this could cause damage to

.

RT, CUPRA...), fitting of a trailer bracket is not

ign of the bumpers.

If a towing bracket is to be fitted after the vehicle is purchased, this must be

completed according to the instructions of the towing bracket manufacturer.

The attachment points for the towing bracket are underneath the vehicle.

The distance between the centre of the ball coupling and the ground should

never be lower than the measurement indicated when the vehicle is fully

loaded including the maximum resting weight.

Measurement for securing the towing bracket:

65 mm (minimum)

from 350 mm to 420 mm (fully laden vehicle)

960 mm

345 mm

188 mm

Fitting a towing bracket

• Driving with a trailer implies additional work for the vehicle. Therefore,

before fitting a towing bracket, please contact an Authorised Service Centre

to check whether your cooling system needs modification.

• Observe the legal requirements in your country (e.g. the fitting of a sepa-

rate warning lamp).

• Certain vehicle components, e.g. the rear bumper must be removed and

reinstalled. The towing bracket securing bolts must be tightened using a

torque wrench, and an electrical socket must be used to connect to the

vehicle's electrical system. This requires specialist knowledge and tools.

• The figures in the illustration show the dimensions and attachment points

which must be observed if you are retrofitting a towing bracket.

WARNING

Towing brackets should be fitted by specialists.

• If the towing bracket is incorrectly installed, there is serious danger of an accident.

• For your own safety, pleamanufacturer of the towing b

Caution• If the electrical socket is in

the vehicle's electrical system

NoteFor the sports model (FR, SPO

recommended due to the des

AA

AB

AC

AD

AE

AF

WARNING (continued)

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Safety Fir Technical Data

, without releasing the cap in the clock-

ose the flap until it clicks into place. The

th an anti-loss attachment

the vehicle on the right.

s operated correctly, it will switch itself off as

ver attempt to fill beyond this point, as this will

el may leak out if ambient conditions are warm.

r vehicle is given on a sticker on the inside of the

le and can cause serious burns and other inju-

y naked flame when filling the fuel tank of the anister, with fuel. This is an explosion hazard.

ents for the use of spare fuel canisters.

do not recommend carrying a spare fuel he canister could be damaged in an accident

tances, you have to carry a spare fuel canister, g points:

el canister inside the vehicle or on it. An elec-ild up during filling, causing the fuel fumes to

ly explosive. Always place the canister on the

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Checking and refilling levels

Refuelling

The tank flap is released manually. The tank holds approxi-

mately 45 litres.

Unscrewing the tank cap

– Lift the lid.

– Grip the cap and then insert the key into the lock and rotate 180°

to the left.

– Unscrew the cap, turning it anti-clockwise.

Closing the tank cap

– Screw the tank cap to the right, until the point of feeling a “click”.

– Turn the key in the lock

wise direction 180°.

– Remove the key and cl

tank cap is secured wi

The tank flap is at the rear of

If the automatic filler nozzle i

soon as the tank is “full”. Ne

fill the expansion chamber. Fu

The correct fuel grade for you

fuel tank flap.

WARNING

• Fuel is highly inflammabries.

− Never smoke or use anvehicle, or a spare fuel c

− Follow legal requirem

− For safety reasons wecanister in the vehicle. Tand leak.

• If, in exceptional circumsplease observe the followin

− Never fill the spare futrostatic charge could buignite. This may be fatalground to fill it.

Fig. 124 Tank flap open

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y the octane rating, e.g: 91, 95, 98 RON (RON

r, unit for determining the knock resistance of

ith a higher octane number than the one recom-

ever, this has no advantage in terms of fuel

er. If, in exceptional circumstances, the correct

Premium unleaded petrol (95 RON) the

eaded fuel with 91 RON can also be used. This

t loss of power under certain driving conditions.

Premium unleaded petrol (98 RON) the

leaded fuel with 95 RON can also be used. This

loss of power under certain driving conditions.

is not available, the engine can be run on

1 RON as an “emergency measure”. In this

e speeds and a light throttle. Avoid using full

petrol as soon as possible.

may be mixed with small quantities of ethanol.

hanol fuels” available at commercial establish-

5, which contain a high percentage of ethanol,

damage the fuel system.

d fuel would permanently impair the efficiency

ll throttle can damage the engine when using

wer than the correct grade for the engine.

vironmentel would seriously impair the efficiency of the

− Insert the fuel nozzle into the mouth of the canister as far as possible.

− If the spare fuel canister is made of metal, the filling nozzle must be in contact with the canister during filling. This helps prevent an electro-static charge building up.

− Never spill fuel in the vehicle or in the luggage compartment. Fuel vapours are explosive. Danger of death.

Caution• Fuel spills should be removed from the paintwork immediately.

• Never run the tank completely dry. An irregular fuel supply could cause

misfiring. As a result, unburnt fuel could enter the catalytic converter and

cause damage.

For the sake of the environmentDo not try to put in more fuel after the automatic filler nozzle has switched off;

this may cause the fuel to overflow if it becomes warm.

Petrol

Petrol types

The correct petrol types are listed on a sticker inside the fuel

tank flap.

Only unleaded petrol, corresponding to the standard DIN EN 228, may be

used for vehicles with catalytic converters (EN = “European Norm”).

Fuel types are differentiated b

= “Regulation Octane Numbe

petrol”). You may use petrol w

mended for your engine. How

consumption and engine pow

octane rating is not available:

• For engines which require

following is valid: Regular unl

can, however, result in a sligh

• For engines which require

following is valid: Premium un

can, however, result in a slight

– If premium unleaded petrol

regular unleaded petrol with 9

case only use moderate engin

throttle. Fill up with premium

Caution• Petrol that follows EN 228

However, the so-called “bioet

ments with reference E50 or E8

may not be used, as they will

• Even one tankfull of leade

of the catalytic converter.

• High engine speed and fu

petrol with an octane rating lo

For the sake of the enJust one full tank of leaded fu

catalytic converter.

WARNING (continued)

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tion for “Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.”,

te.

.

viation for “Fatty Acid Methyl Ester”

le includes the number PR 2G0 optional equip-

hicle has been prepared for biodiesel use.

re or automobile association will be able to

ain RME biodiesel fuel.

re can also be consulted to know if the vehicle

sel use.

el (biodiesel)

icle using biodiesel maybe somewhat reduced.

hicle using biodiesel may be slightly higher.

inter at temperatures down to approx. -10°C.

elow -10° C, we recommend using winter diesel

fuel system in vehicles which are not suitably

esel in your vehicle, please use only RME fuel

iant.

oes not meet the required standard, the fuel

peratures and a fuel biodiesel percentage of

in gas emission may occur during operation of

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Petrol additives

Petrol additives improve the quality of the petrol.

The quality of the petrol influences running behaviour, performance and

service life of the engine. For this reason you should use good quality petrol

containing additives. These additives will help to prevent corrosion, keep the

fuel system clean and prevent deposits from building up in the engine.

If good quality petrol with additives is not available or engine problems occur,

the required additives must be added during refuelling.

Diesel

Diesel*

Diesel fuel must correspond to DIN EN 590 (EN = “European standard”). It

must have a cetane number (CN) of at least 51. The cetane number indicates

the ignition quality of the diesel fuel.

Notes on filling with fuel ⇒ page 177.

RME fuel*

Only those vehicles fitted with special equipment (number PR

2G0 for biodiesel use) may use biodiesel corresponding to

the standard DIN EN 14214.

The biodiesel fuel must comply with the DIN EN 14.214 (FAME) Standard.

• Biodiesel is a methylester obtained from rapeseed oil.

• DIN is a German abbrevia

the German standards institu

• EN means European Norm

• FAME is the English abbre

If the date sticker of the vehic

ment) this means that that ve

Your Authorised Service Cent

advise on where you can obt

Your Authorised Service Cent

has been prepared for biodie

Things to note about RME fu

• The performance of a veh

• Fuel consumption of a ve

• RME fuel can be used in w

• At outside temperatures b

fuel.

Caution• RME fuel can damage the

adjusted.

• If you decide to use biodi

which is DIN E 14,214 compl

• If you use biodiesel that d

filter could become clogged.

Note• In case of low exterior tem

higher than 50%, an increase

the independent heating.

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inners”, or similar additives) with diesel fuel.

gine compartment

orking in the engine compartment

the engine compartment or on the

out cautiously.

n the engine or in the engine compart-

nd remove the key from the ignition.

eutral or the selector lever to position P.

ool down.

the vehicle.

ge 182.

the engine compartment unless you know

bs and have the correct tools! Have the work

shop if you are uncertain.

bles, e.g. coolant, engine oil, spark plugs and

y developed. SEAT provides a constant flow of

Service Centres concerning modifications. For

• The fuel filter may become clogged when fuel is changed to biodiesel. For

this reason, we recommend that, about every 300 or 400 km, following a fuel

change, also change the fuel filter. Also note the instructions in the Inspec-

tion and Maintenance plan.

• If the vehicle is to remain parked for more than about two weeks, we

recommend filling the fuel tank with biodiesel and driving about 50 km in

order to avoid damage to the injection system.

Winter driving

Diesel can thicken in winter.

Winter-grade diesel

When using “summer-grade diesel fuel”, difficulties may be experienced at

sub-zero temperatures because the fuel thickens due to wax separation. For

this reason, “winter-grade diesel fuel” is available in some countries during

the cold months. It can be used at temperatures as low as -22°C.

In countries with different climatic conditions the diesel fuel sold generally

has different temperature characteristics. Check with an Authorised Service

Centre or filling stations in the country concerned regarding the type of diesel

fuels available.

Filter pre-heater

Your vehicle is fitted with a fuel filter pre-heater, making it well equipped for

operation in winter. This ensures that the fuel system remains operational to

approx. -24°C, provided you use winter-grade diesel which is safe to -15°C.

However, if the fuel has waxed to such an extent that the engine will not start

at temperatures of under -24°C, simply place the vehicle in a warm place for

a while.

CautionDo not mix fuel additives (“th

Working in the en

Safety instructions on w

Any work carried out in

engine must be carried

Before starting any work o

ment:

1. Switch off the engine a

2. Apply the handbrake.

3. Move the gear stick to n

4. Wait for the engine to c

5. Keep children away from

6. Raise the bonnet ⇒ pa

You should not do any work in

exactly how to carry out the jo

carried out by a qualified work

All service fluids and consuma

batteries, are being constantl

information to the Authorised

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ve not left any objects, such as cleaning cloths partment.

rneath the vehicle, you must use suitable ort the vehicle, there is a risk of accident!. A for securing the vehicle and there is a risk of

formed when the engine is started or with the dditional, potentially fatal, safety risk from the rive belts, alternator, radiator fan, etc., and

on system. You should also observe the

rical wiring of the ignition system.

loose clothing and long hair do not get e parts. Danger of death. Before starting any

ie back and cover hair, and wear tight-fitting

about pressing the accelerator if a gear is omatic or manual gearbox. The vehicle could rake is applied. Danger of death.

out on the fuel system or on electrical compo- following safety notes in addition to the above

e battery. The vehicle must be unlocked when he alarm will be triggered.

d flames.

inguisher on hand.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

this reason we recommend that you have service fluids and consumables

replaced by an Authorised Service Centre. Please observe the relevant

instructions ⇒ page 172. The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a

hazardous area ⇒ .

WARNING

All work on the engine or in the engine compartment, e.g. checking and refilling fluids, involves the danger of injury and scalding as well as the risk of accident or fire.

• Never open the bonnet if you see steam, smoke or coolant escaping from the engine compartment. Otherwise, there is a risk of sustaining burns. Wait until no more steam or coolant is emitted, then allow the engine to cool before carefully opening the bonnet.

• Switch off the engine and remove the key from the ignition.

• Apply the handbrake and move the gear stick to neutral or selector lever to position P.

• Keep children away from the vehicle.

• Never touch hot engine parts. There is a risk of burns.

• Never spill liquids on a hot engine or on a hot exhaust gas system. This is a fire hazard.

• Avoid causing short-circuits in the electrical system, particularly at the points where the jump leads are attached ⇒ page 231. The battery could explode.

• Never touch the radiator fan. It is temperature controlled and could start automatically, even when the engine has been switched off and the key removed from the ignition!

• Do not unscrew the cap on the expansion tank when the engine is hot. If the coolant is hot, the cooling system will be pressurised!

• Protect face, hands and arms by covering the cap with a large, thick cloth to protect against escaping coolant and steam.

• Always make sure you haand tools, in the engine com

• If you have to work undestands additionally to supphydraulic jack is insufficientinjury.

• If any work has to be perengine running, there is an arotating parts, such as the dfrom the high-voltage ignitifollowing points:

− Never touch the elect

− Ensure that jewellery,trapped in rotating enginwork remove jewellery, tclothes.

− Always think carefullyengaged in either an autmove, even if the handb

• If work has to be carriednents, you must observe thewarnings:

− Always disconnect ththis is done, otherwise t

− Do not smoke.

− Never work near nake

− Always have a fire ext

WARNING (continued)

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ensure that the windscreen wipers are in

pull the lever under the dashboard

ion indicated (arrow). The bonnet will be

tion ⇒ .

e release lever (arrow) and open the

y and secure it in fixture designed for this

you see steam, smoke or coolant escaping t.

smoke or coolant is emitted from the bonnet, et.

ine compartment, always observe the safety

ly.

y and replace it in its support.

cm let it fall so it is locked.

CautionWhen changing or topping up service fluids, make absolutely certain that you

fill the fluids into the correct reservoirs. Failure to observe this point will result

in serious malfunctions and engine damage!

For the sake of the environmentService fluids leaks are harmful to the environment. For this reason you

should make regular checks on the ground underneath your vehicle. If you

find spots of oil or other fluids, have your vehicle inspected in a qualified

workshop.

Opening the bonnet

The bonnet is released from inside the vehicle.

Before opening the bonnet

rest position.

– To release the bonnet,

⇒ fig. 125 in the direct

released by a spring ac

– Lift the bonnet using th

bonnet.

– Release the bonnet sta

in the bonnet.

WARNING

Hot coolant can scald!

• Never open the bonnet if from the engine compartmen

• Wait until no more steam,then carefully open the bonn

• When working in the engwarnings ⇒ page 180.

Closing the bonnet

– Raise the bonnet slight

– Release the bonnet sta

– At a height of about 30

Fig. 125 Arrester hook for bonnet.

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s on the performance of the engine for example,

consumption and a higher emission level.

fferent oils may be mixed as long as they all

.

ards) set out in the following page should

e service oil; the container will display together

trol and diesel engines, the oil can be used for

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

If the bonnet does not close, do not press downwards. Open it once more and

let it fall as before.

WARNING

If the bonnet is not closed properly, it could open while you are driving and completely obscure your view of the road. Risk of accident.

• After closing the bonnet, always check that it is properly secured. The bonnet must be flush with the surrounding body panels.

• If you notice that the bonnet latch is not secured when the vehicle is moving, stop the vehicle immediately and close the bonnet properly. Risk of accident.

Engine oil

Engine oil specifications

The engine oil used must conform with exact specifications.

Specifications

The engine comes with a special, high quality, multi grade oil that can be

used in all seasons of the year except for those regions affected by extreme

cold.

As the use of good quality oil is necessary for the correct operation and long

service life of the engine, when it becomes necessary to replenish or change

the oil, always use an oil that complies to the VW standards.

If it is not possible to find oil conforming to the VW standards then oil

conforming to the ACEA or API standards with an appropriate viscosity at

atmospheric temperature should be used instead. The use of this type of oil

may have some repercussion

long starting time, increased

If a top up is required then di

conform to the VW standards

The specifications (VW stand

appear on the container of th

the different standards for pe

both types of engines.

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selected according to the diagram.

e falls outside the limits of the scale for a short

quired.

climate that is constantly very cold or very

mixed with the engine oil. The deterioration

ot covered by the warranty.

00

00/ VW 506 01

01

Oil properties

Viscosity

The viscosity class of the oil is

When the ambient temperatur

period, an oil change is not re

Mono-grade oil

Single grade oils are generally not suitable for all year round use, due to

ranges of viscosity6).

These oils are only useful in a

warm.

Engine oil additives

No type of additive should be

caused by these additives is n

Fig. 126 Types of oil according to temperature

Engine type Specification

Petrol VW 501 01/ VW 502 00/ VW 504

Diesel VW 505 00/ VW 505 01/ VW 507

Diesel Injector Pump a)

a) Only use recommended oils, otherwise you may damage the engine.

VW 505 01/ VW 507 00/ VW 506

Diesel Injector Pump Motor 118 kWa) VW 506 01/ VW 507 00

Diesel Engines with Particulate filter (DPF)a) VW 507 00

6) Viscosity: oil density

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ipe the dipstick with a clean cloth and

g it in as far as it will go.

ore and check the oil level ⇒ fig. 127. Top

cessary.

dicated oil level should be after the zone

ndicated oil level should be found, after, in zone

and the conditions in which the car is used, oil

5 L/1000 km. Oil consumption is likely to be

For this reason the engine oil level must be

preferably when filling the tank and before a

engine compartment or on the engine must be

ine compartment, always observe the safety

ea do not start the engine. This could result

catalytic converter. Contact an Authorised

AA

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

NoteBefore a long trip, we recommend finding an engine oil that conforms to the

corresponding VW specifications and keeping it in the vehicle. This way, the

correct engine oil will always be available for a top-up if needed.

Checking the engine oil level

The engine oil dipstick indicates the level of the oil.

Checking oil level

– Park the vehicle in a horizontal position.

– Briefly run the engine at idle speed until the service temperature

is reached then stop.

– Wait two minutes.

– Pull out the dipstick. W

insert it again, pushin

– Then pull it out once m

up with engine oil if ne

Oil level in area

- Do not add oil.

Oil level in area

- Oil can be topped up. The in

Oil level in area

- Oil must be topped up. The i

Depending on how you drive

consumption can be up to 0.

higher for the first 5000 km.

checked at regular intervals,

journey.

WARNING

Any work carried out in the carried out cautiously.

• When working in the engwarnings ⇒ page 180.

CautionIf the oil level is above the ar

in damage to the engine and

Service Centre.

Fig. 127 Engine oil dipstick.

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ge 183.

sure that no oil comes into contact with hot pping up.

a do not start the engine. This could result

catalytic converter. Contact a qualified work-

vironmentove area . Otherwise oil can be drawn in

er and escape into the atmosphere via the

hanged at the intervals given in the

the engine oil changed by an Authorised

own in the Maintenance Programme.

if you have the specialist knowledge required!

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Topping up engine oil

Top up gradually with small quantities of oil.

Before opening the bonnet, read and observe the warnings ⇒ in

“Safety instructions on working in the engine compartment” on

page 180.

– Unscrew cap from oil filler opening ⇒ fig. 128.

– Top-up oil in small amounts, using the correct oil.

– To avoid over-filling with engine oil, you should top-up using

small quantities, wait a while and check the oil level before

adding any more oil.

– As soon as the oil level is in area , carefully close the cap.

The position of the oil filler opening is shown in the corresponding engine

compartment diagram ⇒ page 242.

Engine oil specification ⇒ pa

WARNING

Oil is highly inflammable! Enengine components when to

CautionIf the oil level is above the are

in damage to the engine and

shop.

For the sake of the enThe oil level must never be ab

through the crankcase breath

exhaust system.

Changing engine oil

The engine oil must be c

service schedule.

We recommend that you have

Service Centre.

The oil change intervals are sh

WARNING

Only change the oil yourself

Fig. 128 In the engine compartment: Engine oil filler cap

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water and at least 40% coolant addi-

illed with a mixture of water and at least 40 % of

an additive with the specification TT-VW 774 F

re gives the necessary frost protection down to

arts of the cooling system against corrosion. It

ses the boiling point of the coolant.

must always be at least 40% - even if frost

equired in very cold climates, the proportion of

can be increased. However, the percentage of

exceed 60%, as this would reduce the frost

ce the cooling effect. A mixture with 60%

t protection to approx. -40°C.

oxic. There is a toxic risk. Always keep the al container which should be stored out of the

applies to coolant which you have drained off.

2+ must be added in sufficient quantities to n at the coldest ambient temperatures that ly cold ambient temperatures, the coolant hicle to breakdown. As the heater would also ere is a risk of suffering exposure!

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• Before opening the bonnet, read and observe the warnings ⇒ page 180, “Safety instructions on working in the engine compartment”.

• Wait for the engine to cool down. Hot oil may cause burn injuries.

• Wear eye protection to avoid injuries caused by splashes of oil.

• When removing the oil drain plug with your fingers, keep your arm hori-zontal to help prevent oil from running down your arm.

• Wash your skin thoroughly if it comes into contact with engine oil.

• Engine oil is poisonous! Used oil must be stored in a safe place out of the reach of children until it is disposed of.

CautionNo additives should be used with engine oil. This could result in engine

damage. Any damage caused by the use of such additives would not be

covered by the factory warranty.

For the sake of the environment• Because of the disposal problems, the necessary special tools and

specialist knowledge required, we recommend that you have the engine oil

and filter changed by an Authorised Service Centre.

• Never pour oil down drains or into the ground.

• Use a suitable container when draining the used oil. It has to be large

enough to hold all the engine oil.

Coolant

Coolant specifications

Coolant is a mixture of

tive.

The cooling system must be f

our coolant additive G 12+ or

(it is dyed purple). This mixtu

-25°C and protects the alloy p

also prevents scaling and rai

The concentration of coolant

protection is not required.

If greater frost protection is r

the antifreeze additive G 12+

coolant additives should not

protection. It would also redu

coolant additive will give fros

WARNING

• The coolant additive is tcoolant additive in the originreach of children. The same

• The coolant additive G 1provide anti-freeze protectiocan be expected. At extremecould freeze, causing the venot work in this situation, th

WARNING (continued)

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nsion tank

nd allow it to cool.

ver the cap on the expansion tank with a

y unscrew the cap ⇒ .

lant expansion tank and read off the

th the “MIN” mark, top up with coolant.

AX” mark.

sion tank

tightly.

ansion reservoir is shown in the corresponding

⇒ page 242.

ets the required specifications ⇒ page 187.

additive if coolant additive G 12+, is not avail-

er and bring the coolant concentration back up

possible by putting in the specified additive

nt.

rk. Otherwise the excess coolant will be forced

n the engine is hot.

Caution• Other additives may give considerably inferior corrosion protection. The

resulting corrosion in the cooling system can lead to a loss of coolant,

causing serious damage to the engine.

• The coolant additive G 12+ (purple) can be mixed with the additive G 12

(red) or G 11. Never mix G12 (red colour) with G 11.

Checking the coolant level and topping up

The correct coolant level is important for fault-free func-

tioning of the engine cooling system.

Before opening the bonnet, read and observe the warnings ⇒ in

“Safety instructions on working in the engine compartment” on

page 180.

Opening the coolant expa

– Switch off the engine a

– To prevent scalding, co

thick cloth and carefull

Checking coolant level

– Look into the open coo

coolant level.

– If the level is undernea

Topping up coolant

– Only use new coolant.

– Do not fill above the “M

Closing the coolant expan

– Screw the cap on again

The position of the coolant exp

engine compartment diagram

Make sure that the coolant me

Do not use a different type of

able. In this case use only wat

to the correct level as soon as

⇒ page 187.

Always top up with new coola

Do not fill above the “MAX” ma

out of the cooling system whe

Fig. 129 In the engine compartment: Coolant expansion tank cap

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windscreen wiper blades

d

the windscreen should always be

.

he headlight washing system are supplied with

sher fluid container in the engine compartment.

2 litres; in vehicles with headlamp washers* it

e right-hand side of the engine compartment.

lean the windscreen and headlights. We recom-

product to the windscreen washer fluid.

g products exist on the market with high deter-

es, these may be added all-year-round. Please

s on the packaging.

Fig. 130 In the engine compartment: Cap of windscreen washer fluid reservoir.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

The coolant additive G 12+ (dyed purple) may be mixed with G 12 (dyed red)

and also with G 11.

WARNING

Any work carried out in the engine compartment or on the engine must be carried out cautiously.

• When working in the engine compartment, always observe the safety warnings ⇒ page 180.

• When the engine is warm or hot, the cooling system is pressurised! Do not unscrew the cap on the expansion tank when the engine is hot. This is a burn injury risk.

Caution• When mixed with other additives the colour of G 12 will change to brown.

If this occurs you should have the coolant changed immediately. Failure to do

so will result in engine damage!

• If a lot of coolant has been lost, wait for the engine to cool down before

putting in cold coolant. This avoids damaging the engine. Large coolant

losses are an indication of leaks in the cooling system. See a specialised

workshop immediately and have the cooling system checked. Otherwise,

there is a risk of engine damage.

Washer fluid and

Topping up washer flui

The water for cleaning

mixed with washer fluid

The windscreen washer and t

fluid from the windscreen wa

The container holds approx.

holds approx. 4.5 litres.

The reservoir is located on th

Plain water is not enough to c

mend that you always add a

Approved windscreen cleanin

gent and anti-freeze properti

follow the dilution instruction

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iper blades

blades are in perfect condition, you

roved visibility. Damaged wiper

ed immediately.

er arm.

ab.

from the wiper arm.

nto the windscreen wiper arm until it

e faces down when fitting a blade with

de.

Fig. 131 Change wind-screen wiper blade

WARNING

Any work carried out in the engine compartment or on the engine must be carried out cautiously.

• When working in the engine compartment, always observe the safety warnings ⇒ page 180.

Caution• Never put radiator anti-freeze or other additives into the windscreen

washer fluid.

• Always use approved windscreen cleansing products diluted as per

instructions. If you use other washer fluids or soap solutions, the tiny holes

in the fan-shaped nozzles could become blocked.

Changing windscreen w

If the windscreen wiper

will benefit from an imp

blades should be replac

Removing the wiper blade

– Lift the windscreen wip

– Press on the securing t

– Extract the wiper blade

Fitting the wiper blade

– Insert the wiper blade o

clicks into place.

– Make sure that the blad

integrated deflector bla

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r blade

e is essential for clear rear vision.

should be replaced immediately.

ulling it in the direction of the arrow .

onto the windscreen wiper arm until it

iper blade regularly. Change as required.

es, it should be replaced if damaged, or cleaned

o a qualified workshop.

Fig. 132 Changing the rear window wiper blade

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

If the windscreen wipers smear, they should be replaced if they are damaged,

or cleaned if they are soiled.

If this does not produce the desired results, the setting angle of the wind-

screen wiper arms might be incorrect. They should be checked by a qualified

workshop and corrected if necessary.

WARNING

Do not drive unless you have good visibility through all windows!

• Clean the windscreen wiper blades and all windows regularly.

• The wiper blades should be changed once or twice a year.

Caution• Damaged or dirty windscreen wipers could scratch the windscreen.

• Never use fuel, nail varnish remover, paint thinner or similar products to

clean the windows. This could damage the windscreen wiper blades.

• Never move the windscreen wiper or windscreen wiper arm manually. This

could cause damage.

Note• The wiper arms can be moved to the service position only when the

bonnet is properly closed.

Changing the rear wipe

A good rear wiper blad

Damaged wiper blades

Removing the wiper blade

– Lift the rear wiper arm.

– Release the blade by p

Fitting the wiper blade

– Insert the wiper blade

clicks into place.

Check the condition of the w

If the windscreen wiper scrapif soiled.

If this is not sufficient, refer t

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d level

d at the intervals given in the service

at the transparent brake fluid reservoir. It

een the “MIN” and “MAX” marks.

reservoir is shown in the corresponding engine

e 242. The brake fluid reservoir has a black and

ghtly when the vehicle is being used as the

adjusted as they wear.

Fig. 133 In the engine compartment: Brake fluid reservoir cover

WARNING

Do not drive unless you have good visibility through all windows!

• Clean the windscreen wiper blades and all windows regularly.

• The wiper blades should be changed once or twice a year.

Caution• A damaged or dirty window wiper could scratch the rear window.

• Never use fuel, nail varnish remover, paint thinner or similar products to

clean the window.

• Never move the windscreen wiper by hand. This could cause damage.

Brake fluid

Checking the brake flui

The brake fluid is checke

schedule.

– Read off the fluid level

should always be betw

The position of the brake fluid

compartment diagram ⇒ pag

yellow cap.

The brake fluid level drops sli

brake pads are automatically

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et to check the brake fluid level, read and ge 180.

red in the closed original container in a safe n. There is a toxic risk.

change according to the Maintenance rakes may cause a vapour lock if the brake fluid ong. This would seriously affect the efficiency of the vehicle. This may cause an accident.

paintwork. Wipe off any brake fluid from the

nvironmentnd disposed of in the proper manner observing

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

However, if the level goes down noticeably in a short time, or drops below the

“MIN” mark, there may be a leak in the brake system. A display on the instru-

ment panel will warn you if the brake fluid level is too low ⇒ page 60.

WARNING

Before opening the bonnet to check the brake fluid level, read and observe the warnings ⇒ page 180.

Changing the brake fluid

The Maintenance Program indicates the brake fluid change

intervals.

We recommend that you have the brake fluid changed by an Authorised

Service Centre.

Before opening the bonnet, please read and follow the warnings ⇒ in

“Safety instructions on working in the engine compartment” on page 180 in

“Working in the engine compartment”.

Brake fluid absorbs moisture. In the course of time, it will absorb water from

the ambient air. If the water content in the brake fluid is too high, the brake

system could corrode. This also considerably reduces the boiling point of the

brake fluid. Heavy use of the brakes may then cause a vapour lock which

could impair the braking effect.

It is important that you use only brake fluid compliant with the US standard

FMVSS 116 DOT 4. We recommend the use of Genuine SEAT brake fluid.

WARNING

Brake fluid is poisonous. Old brake fluid impairs the braking effect.

• Before opening the bonnobserve the warnings ⇒ pa

• Brake fluid should be stoplace out of reach of childre

• Complete the brake fluidProgram. Heavy use of the bis left in the system for too lof the brakes and the safety

CautionBrake fluid could damage the

paintwork immediately.

For the sake of the eBrake fluid must be drained a

environmental regulations.

WARNING (continued)

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ry terminals. High-energy sparks can cause

e of gases is released when the battery is hould be charged in a well-ventilated room

acid and batteries.

ctrical system, you must switch off the onsumers. The negative cable on the battery a light bulb is changed, you need only switch

alarm by unlocking the vehicle before you larm will otherwise be triggered.

battery from the vehicle electrical system, cable and then the positive cable.

nsumers before reconnecting the battery. able and then the negative cable. Never nnections. This could cause an electrical fire.

tery, or one which has thawed. This could ical burns. Always replace a battery which

freeze at temperatures around 0°C.

is always connected to the battery.

tery. This may be fatally explosive. Replace a y.

ry if the ignition is switched on or if the engine

the electrical system or electronic compo-

to direct sunlight over a long period of time, as

n can damage the battery housing.

Battery

Warnings on handling the battery

WARNING

Always be aware of the danger of injury and chemical burns as well as the risk of accident or fire when working on the battery and the electrical system:

• Wear eye protection. Protect your eyes, skin and clothing from acid and particles containing lead.

• Battery acid is very corrosive and caustic. Wear protective gloves and eye protection. Do not tilt the batteries. This could spill acid through the vents. Rinse battery acid from eyes immediately for several minutes with clear water. Then seek medical care immediately. Neutralize any acid splashes on the skin or clothing with a soapy solution, and rinse off with plenty of water. If acid is swallowed by mistake, consult a doctor immedi-ately.

• Fires, sparks, naked lights and smoking are prohibited. When handling cables and electrical equipment, avoid causing sparks and electrostatic

charge. Never short the batteinjury.

• A highly explosive mixturunder charge. The batteries sonly.

• Keep children away from

• Before working on the eleengine, the ignition and all cmust be disconnected. Whenoff the light.

• Deactivate the anti-theft disconnect the battery! The a

• When disconnecting the disconnect first the negative

• Switch off all electrical coReconnect first the positive creverse the polarity of the co

• Never charge a frozen batresult in explosions and chemhas frozen. A flat battery can

• Ensure that the vent hose

• Never use a defective batdamaged battery immediatel

Caution• Never disconnect the batte

is running. This could damage

nents.

• Do not expose the battery

the intense ultraviolet radiatio

Wear eye protection

Battery acid is very corrosive and caustic. Wear protec-

tive gloves and eye protection!

Fires, sparks, naked lights and smoking are prohibited!

A highly explosive mixture of gases is released when the

battery is under charge.

Keep children away from acid and batteries!

WARNING (continued)

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the vehicle battery

nce-free and is checked during the

ork on the vehicle battery requires

ces or if the vehicle is not driven for long

e checked by a qualified workshop between the

and you have problems starting the vehicle, the

this happens, we recommend you have the

Authorised Service Centre where it will be re-

charged by a qualified workshop only, as

ology have been installed and they must be

onment.

ed to suit the conditions of its location and has

the maintenance, performance and safety spec-

only maintenance-free or cycle free leak-proof the standards T 825 06 and VW 7 50 73. This .

on the batteries, you must read and observe nings on handling the battery” on page 194.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

• If the vehicle is left standing in cold conditions for a long period, protect

the battery from frost. If it “freezes” it will be damaged.

Checking the electrolyte level

The electrolyte level should be checked regularly in high-

mileage vehicles, in hot countries and in older batteries.

– Open the bonnet and open the battery cover at the front ⇒ in

“Safety instructions on working in the engine compartment” on

page 180 ⇒ in “Warnings on handling the battery” on

page 194.

– Check the colour display in the "magic eye" on the top of the

battery.

– If there are air bubbles in the window, tap the window gently until

they disperse.

The position of the battery is shown in the corresponding engine compart-

ment diagram ⇒ page 242.

The round window (“magic eye”) on the top of the battery changes colour,

depending on the charge level and electrolyte level of the battery.

If the colour in the window is colourless or bright yellow, the electrolyte level

of the battery is too low. Have the battery checked by a qualified workshop.

The colours green and black are used by the workshops for diagnostic

purposes.

Charging and changing

The battery is maintena

inspection service. All w

specialist knowledge.

If you often drive short distan

periods, the battery should b

scheduled services.

If the battery has discharged

battery might be damaged. If

vehicle battery checked by an

charged or replaced.

Charging the battery

The vehicle battery should be

batteries using special techn

charged in a controlled envir

Replacing a vehicle battery

The battery has been develop

special safety features.

Genuine SEAT batteries fulfil

ifications of your vehicle.

WARNING

• We recommend you use batteries which comply withstandard applies as of 2001

• Before starting any workthe warnings ⇒ in “War

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page 151.

ay vary, according to the type and make of tyre

ften not readily visible. If you notice unusual

one side, this may indicate that one of the tyres

be checked immediately by an Authorised

attern

ndicates the direction of rotation on tyres with

rve the direction of rotation indicated when

ees optimum grip and helps to avoid aqua-

wear.

ximum grip in the first 500 km. Drive particu-f accident.

d tyres. This may cause an accident.

ation or if the vehicle pulls to one side when ediately and check the tyres for damage.

For the sake of the environmentBatteries contain toxic substances such as sulphuric acid and lead. They

must be disposed of appropriately and must not be disposed of with ordinary

household waste.

Wheels

General notes

Avoiding damage

– If you have to drive over a kerb or similar obstacle, drive very

slowly and as near as possible at a right angle to the kerb.

– Keep grease, oil and fuel off the tyres.

– Inspect the tyres regularly for damage (cuts, cracks or blisters,

etc.). Remove any foreign objects embedded in the treads.

Storing tyres

– Mark tyres when you remove them to indicate the direction of

rotation. This ensures you will be able to install them correctly

when you replace them.

– When removed, the wheels and/or tyres should be stored in a

cool, dry and preferably dark location.

– Store tyres in a vertical position if they are not fitted on wheel

rims.

New tyres

New tyres have to be run in ⇒

The tread depth of new tyres m

and the tread pattern.

Concealed damage

Damage to tyres and rims is o

vibrations or the car pulling to

is damaged. The tyres should

Service Centre.

Tyres with directional tread p

An arrow on the tyre sidewall i

directional tread. Always obse

fitting the wheel. This guarant

planing, excessive noise and

WARNING

• New tyres do not have malarly carefully to avoid risk o

• Never drive with damage

• If you notice unusual vibrdriving, stop the vehicle imm

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is dependent on tyre pressure, driving

Fig. 134 Tyre tread wear indicators

Fig. 135 Changing wheels

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Checking tyre pressure

The correct tyre pressure can be seen on the sticker on the

inside of the tank flap.

1. Read the required tyre inflation pressure from the sticker. The

values refer to Summer tyres. For Winter tyres, you must add 0.2

bar to the values given on the sticker.

2. The tyre pressures should only be checked when the tyres are

cold. The slightly raised pressures of warm tyres must not be

reduced.

3. Adjust the tyre pressure to the load you are carrying.

Tyre pressure

The correct tyre pressure is especially important at high speeds. The pressure

should therefore be checked at least once a month and before starting a

journey.

WARNING

A tyre can easily burst if the pressure is too low, causing an accident!

• At continuously high speeds, a tyre with insufficient pressure flexes more. In this way it becomes too hot, and this can cause tread separation and tyre blow-out. Always observe the recommended tyre pressures.

• If the tyre pressure is too low or too high, the tyres will wear prema-turely and the vehicle will not handle well. Risk of accident!

For the sake of the environmentUnder-inflated tyres will increase fuel consumption.

Tyre service life

The service life of tyres

style and fitting.

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ccidents if a tyre bursts during driving!

d at the latest when the tread is worn down to lure to do so could result in an accident. Worn speeds on wet roads. There is also a greater

eds, a tyre with insufficient pressure flexes eat. This can cause tread separation and tyre lways observe the recommended tyre pres-

ar, you should have the running gear checked tre.

il, fuel and brake fluid away from tyres.

s must be replaced immediately!

vironmentse fuel consumption.

ave to be run-in.

n essential part of the vehicle's design. The

AT are specially matched to the characteristics

jor contribution to good road holding and safe

ast in pairs and not individually (i.e. both front

er). A knowledge of tyre designations makes it

Wear indicators

The original tyres on your vehicle have 1.6 mm high “tread wear indicators”

⇒ page 197, fig. 134, running across the tread. Depending on the make,

there will be six to eight of them evenly spaced around the tyre. Markings on

the tyre sidewall (for instance the letters “TWI” or other symbols) indicate the

positions of the tread wear indicators. The minimum tread depth required by

law is 1.6 mm (measured in the tread grooves next to the tread wear indica-

tors). Worn tyres must be replaced. Different figures may apply in export

countries ⇒ .

Tyre pressure

Incorrect tyre pressure causes premature wear and could cause tyre blow-out.

For this reason, the tyre pressure should be checked at least once per month

⇒ page 197.

Driving style

Fast cornering, heavy acceleration and hard braking all increase tyre wear.

Changing wheels around

If the front tyres are worn considerably more than the rear ones it is advisable

to change them around as shown ⇒ page 197, fig. 135. All the tyres will then

last for about the same time.

Wheel balance

The wheels on new vehicles are balanced. However, various factors encoun-

tered in normal driving can cause them to become unbalanced, which results

in steering vibration.

Unbalanced wheels should be rebalanced, as they otherwise cause excessive

wear on steering, suspension and tyres. A wheel must also be rebalanced

when a new tyre is fitted.

Incorrect wheel alignment

Incorrect wheel alignment causes excessive tyre wear, impairing the safety of

the vehicle. If tyres show excessive wear, you should have the wheel align-

ment checked by an Authorised Service Centre.

WARNING

There is a serious danger of a

• The tyres must be replacethe tread wear indicators. Faityres do not grip well at highrisk of “aquaplaning”.

• At continuously high spemore. This causes it to overhblow-out. Risk of accident. Asures.

• If tyres show excessive weby an Authorised Service Cen

• Keep chemicals such as o

• Damaged wheels and tyre

For the sake of the enUnder-inflated tyres will increa

New tyres and wheels

New tyres and wheels h

The tyres and wheel rims are a

tyres and rims approved by SE

of the vehicle and make a ma

handling ⇒ .

Tyres should be replaced at le

tyres or both rear tyres togeth

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e on tyres that are more than six years old. If should drive slowly and with extra care at all

ose with an unknown “history of use”.

ted, you must ensure that the flow of air to the s could cause them to overheat.

fitted with radial tyres of the same type, size he same tread pattern.

nvironmentf according to the laws in the country concerned.

s not generally possible to use the wheels from

apply to wheels of the same model. The use of

ot been approved by SEAT for use with your

icle's type approval for use on public roads.

same as the tyres that are mounted on the

ter tyres - you should only use the spare tyre for

ive with extra care. Refit the normal road wheel

htened to the correct torque.

matched to the rims. If different wheel rims are

with the right length and correctly shaped bolt

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

easier to choose the correct tyres. Radial tyres have the tyre designations

marked on the sidewall, for example:

195/65 R15 91T

This contains the following information:

195 Tyre width in mm

65 Height/width ratio in %

R Tyre construction: Radial

15 Rim diameter in inches

91 Load rating code

T Speed rating

The tyres could also have the following information:

• A direction of rotation symbol

• “Reinforced” denotes heavy-duty tyres.

The manufacturing date is also indicated on the tyre sidewall (possibly only

on the inner side of the wheel).

“DOT... 1103...” means, for example, that the tyre was produced in the 11th

week of 2003.

We recommend that work on tyres and wheels is carried out by an Authorised

Service Centre. They are familiar with the procedure and have the necessary

special tools and spare parts as well as the proper facilities for disposing of

the old tyres.

Any Authorised Service Centre has full information on the technical require-

ments when installing or changing tyres, wheels or wheel trims.

WARNING

• We recommend that you use only wheels and tyres which have been approved by SEAT for your model. Failure to do so could impair vehicle handling. Risk of accident.

• Avoid running the vehiclyou have no alternative, youtimes.

• Never use old tyres or th

• If wheel trims are retrofitbrakes is not restricted. Thi

• All four wheels must be (rolling circumference) and t

For the sake of the eOld tyres must be disposed o

Note• For technical reasons, it i

other vehicles. This can also

wheels or tyres which have n

model may invalidate the veh

• If the spare tyre is not the

vehicle - for example with win

a short period of time and dr

as soon as possible.

Wheel bolts

Wheel bolts must be tig

The design of wheel bolts is

fitted, the correct wheel bolts

WARNING (continued)

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er tyre sizes can be found in the vehicle's regis-

adial winter tyres. All tyre sizes listed in the

pply to winter tyres.

eness when the tread is worn down to a depth

e 198, “New tyres and wheels” determines the

hich can exceed the speed rating of the fitted

sticker in the driver's field of view. These

r Authorised Service Centre. The legal require-

e followed.

for unnecessarily long periods. Vehicles with

hen the roads are free of snow and ice.

efer to the notes on the spare wheel

wheels”.

inter tyres must not be exceeded. Otherwise, e and thus, an accident risk.

vironment time. They are quieter, do not wear so quickly

heads must be used. This ensures that wheels are fitted securely and that the

brake system functions correctly.

In certain circumstances, you may not use wheel bolts from a different car -

even if it is the same model ⇒ page 172.

WARNING

If the wheel bolts are not tightened correctly, the wheel could become loose while driving. Risk of accident.

• The wheel bolts must be clean and turn easily. Never apply grease or oil to them.

• Use only wheel bolts which belong to the wheel.

• If the prescribed torque of the wheel bolts is too low, they could loosen whilst the vehicle is in motion. Risk of accident! If the tightening torque is too high, the wheel bolts and threads could be damaged.

CautionThe prescribed torque for wheel bolts for steel and alloy wheels is 120 Nm.

Winter tyres

Winter tyres will improve the vehicles handling on snow and

ice.

In winter conditions winter tyres will considerably improve the vehicles

handling. The design of summer tyres (width, rubber compound, tread

pattern) gives less grip on ice and snow.

Winter tyres must be inflated to a pressure 0.2 bar higher than the pressures

specified for summer tyres (see sticker on tank flap).

Winter tyres must be fitted on all four wheels.

Information on permitted winttration documents. Use only r

vehicle documentation also a

Winter tyres lose their effectiv

of 4 mm.

The speed rating code ⇒ pag

following speed limits: ⇒

Q max. 160 km/h

S max. 180 km/h

T max. 190 km/h

H max. 210 km/h

In some countries, vehicles w

tyre must have an appropriate

stickers are available from you

ments of each country must b

Do not have winter tyres fitted

summer tyres handle better w

If you have a flat tyre, please r

⇒ page 198, “New tyres and

WARNING

The maximum speed for the wthis could lead to tyre damag

For the sake of the enFit your summer tyres in good

and reduce fuel consumption.

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Note• The rims of the IBIZA CUPRA have been designed so as not to obstruct the

optional 4-cylinder brake unit.

• The CUPRA version has a specific tyre for driving in winter of 205/40 17 XL

84H. When you use this winter tyre, do not exceed 210 km/h.

Snow chains

Snow chains are only permitted on the front wheels and only for tyres 155/80

R13; 165/70 R14 and 185/80 R14. Snow chains must have fine-pitch links

which do not protrude more than 15 mm, including tension device.

Remaining tyres can be fitted with chains no thicker than 9 mm.

Remove wheel hub covers and trim rings before fitting snow chains. For safety

reasons cover caps, available in any Authorised Service Centre, must then be

fitted over the wheel bolts.

WARNING

Observe the fitting instructions provided by the snow chain manufacturer.

CautionYou must remove the snow chains to drive on roads which are free of snow.

Otherwise they will impair handling, damage the tyres and wear out very

quickly.

NoteIn some countries, the speed limit for using snow chains is 50 km/h. The legal

requirements of the country should be followed.

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factory is only designed for changing wheels t attempt to use it for lifting heavier vehicles

, level ground.

en the vehicle is on the jack, risk of accident.

underneath the vehicle, this must be secured e, there is a risk of injury.

If and when

Vehicle tools, spare wheel

Vehicle Tools

The vehicle onboard tools are located under the floor panel in

the luggage compartment.

– Lift floor panel

– Take the onboard tools out of the vehicle.

The tool kit includes:

• Jack*

• Hook for removing wheel covers* or hub caps*

• Box spanner for wheel bolts*

• Reversible screwdriver with handle (including hexagonal interior) for the

wheel bolts. The screwdriver is a combination tool.

• Towing ring*

• Adapter for the anti-theft wheel bolts*

Some of the items listed are only provided in certain models / model years,

or are optional extras.

WARNING

• Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to tighten the wheel bolts as with this it is not possible to tighten the bolts to the required torque, risk of accident.

• The jack supplied by the on this model. On no accounor other loads, risk of injury.

• Use the jack only on firm

• Never start the engine wh

• If work is to be carried outby suitable stands. Otherwis

WARNING (continued)

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ied out underneath the vehicle, it must be es.

of the screwdriver for loosening or tightening

are wheel*

e vehicle's equipment, the compact

is only intended for temporary use

stored under the floor panel in the luggage

by a thumbnut.

porary spare wheel

tured tyre, the compact temporary spare wheel

y use until you can reach a workshop. The

uld be replaced as soon as possible.

trictions when using the compact temporary

l has been specially designed for your vehicle,

ith the spare wheel from another vehicle.

summer or winter tyre) may be fitted on the

eel rim.

hains must not be used on the compact tempo-

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Tool box only for 17 inch wheel* - Cupra Version

On-board tools*/Jack*

The vehicle may also have:

Screwdriver with handle (including hexagonal interior) for the wheel

bolts. The screwdriver blade is reversible.

Jack. Before replacing the jack in its compartment, fully insert the arm.

Then, push the crank against the side of the jack.

Wire hook

Box spanner for wheel bolts

Towing eye

WARNING

• The jack supplied by the factory is only for this model. It must never be used for other heavier vehicles or for other loads.

• Never start the engine when the car is raised. Risk of accident.

• When work is being carrsecured using suitable fram

NoteNever use the inner hexagon

the wheel bolts.

Compact temporary sp

If provided as part of th

temporary spare wheel

over short distances.

The temporary spare wheel is

compartment and is attached

How to use the compact tem

Should you ever have a punc

is only intended for temporar

standard-size road wheel sho

Please note the following res

spare wheel. This spare whee

thus, it cannot be changed w

No other type of tyre (normal

compact temporary spare wh

Snow chains

For technical reasons, snow c

rary spare wheel.

Fig. 136 Tool box

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

WARNING (continued)

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Cupra version

der the carpet of the boot, secured

nut.

Fig. 137 Access to the spare wheel

Fig. 138 Securing the defective wheel in the spare wheel well

If you should have a puncture on one of the front wheels when using snow

chains, fit the compact temporary spare in place of one of the rear wheels.

You can then attach the snow chains to the wheel taken from the rear and use

this wheel to replace the punctured front wheel.

WARNING

• The tyre pressures must be checked and corrected as soon as possible.

• Do not drive faster than 80 km/h. Higher speeds can cause an accident.

• Avoid heavy acceleration, hard braking and fast cornering, risk of acci-dent.

• Never use two or more compact spare tyres at the same time, risk of accident.

• No other type of tyre (normal summer or winter tyre) may be fitted on the compact temporary spare wheel rim.

17 inch* spare wheel -

The wheel is in a well un

with a threaded plastic

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nce if the repair of a tyre puncture is not

pound.

re changing a wheel.

r puncture, park the vehicle as far away

as possible. Choose a location that is as

leave the vehicle. They should wait in a

behind the roadside crash barrier).

Switch on the hazard warning lights.

irmly.

or put the selector lever to position P for

automatic gearbox.

ler, unhitch it from your vehicle.

and the spare wheel out of the luggage

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Taking out the spare wheel7)

– Lift the carpet, then remove the plastic nut anticlockwise.

– Take out the tool box* and remove the spare wheel*.

Securing the defective wheel in the spare wheel well

– Put the defective wheel into its housing, and then put the tool

box* into the hollow in the wheel.

– Turn the plastic nut clockwise until the defective wheel is well

secured.

– Unhook the carpet and place it on the floor.

WARNING

Check the spare wheel and the tools are firmly held to avoid injury to passengers in the event of sudden braking or collision.

Tyre repair kit*

The tyre repair kit (for vehicles not including a spare wheel) is

stored under the floor panel in the luggage compartment.

Your vehicle is equipped with the Tyre Mobility System “Tyre repair kit”.

The tyre repair kit consists of a container with sealing compound to repair the

puncture and a compressor to generate the required tyre pressure. The kit will

reliably seal punctures up to a size of about 4 mm caused by the penetration

of a foreign body into the tyre.

Note• Seek professional assista

possible with the sealing com

Wheel change

Preparation work

What you must do befo

– If you have a flat tyre o

from the flow of traffic

level as possible.

– All passengers should

safe area (for instance

– Switch off the engine.

– Apply the handbrake f

– Engage the first gear,

those vehicles with an

– If you are towing a trai

– Take the vehicle tools

compartment.

7) The 17 inch spare wheel is only carried if the "SEAT racing brakes" option is chosen.

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l there are still tasks to complete.

ack in the luggage compartment.

e defective tyre in the luggage compart-

of the newly fitted tyre as soon as

ue of the wheel bolts checked as soon as

rench. The prescribed torque is 120 Nm.

l bolts are corroded and difficult to turn when

e replaced before having the wheel bolt torque

ive at moderate speeds until the wheel bolt

WARNING

Put the hazard warning lights on and place the warning triangle in position. This is for your own safety and also warns other road users.

CautionIf you have to change the tyre on a gradient, block the wheel opposite the

wheel being changed by placing a stone or similar object under it to prevent

the vehicle from rolling away.

NotePlease observe legal requirements when doing so.

Changing a wheel

Change the wheel as described below

– Pull off the hub cap see also ⇒ page 207.

– Slacken the wheel bolts.

– Raise the car with the jack in the corresponding zone.

– Take off the wheel and then put on the spare wheel.

– Lower the vehicle.

– Tighten the wheel bolts firmly in diagonal sequence with the box

spanner.

– Replace the hub cap.

After changing a wheel

After changing the whee

– Put the tools and jack b

– Place the wheel with th

ment and secure it.

– Check the tyre pressure

possible.

– Have the tightening torq

possible with a torque w

Note• If you notice that the whee

changing a wheel, they must b

checked.

• In the interest of safety, dr

torque has been checked.

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be removed for access to the wheel

er using the wire hook ⇒ fig. 140.

he cut-outs of the wheel cover.

o the wheel rim by pressing it firmly. Put

e point of the cut-out for the valve. Next fit

.

Fig. 140 Remove the complete hub cap

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Wheel trims

The wheel trims must be removed to gain access to the wheel

bolts.

Dismantle

– Insert the extraction hook from the tools in the corresponding

hole ⇒ fig. 139.

– Pull off the hub cap.

Wheel covers*

The wheel covers must

bolts

Dismantle

– Remove the wheel cov

– Hook this into one of t

Fit

– Fit the wheel cover ont

pressure initially on th

the rest of the hubcap

Fig. 139 Changing the wheel: Removing a hub cap

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about one turn before raising the vehicle with l bolts more than one turn can result in an acci-

socket in the screwdriver handle to loosen or

ht, you may be able to loosen it by pushing

carefully with your foot. Hold on to the vehicle

to slip.

Loosening the wheel bolts

The wheel bolts must be loosened before raising the vehicle.

Loosening

– Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the wheel bolt.

– Grasp the box spanner by the end turn it about one full turn to the

left ⇒ fig. 141.

Tightening

– Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the wheel bolt.

– Grasp the box spanner close to the end and turn the bolt to the

right until it is secured.

– An adapter is required to unscrew or tighten the anti-theft wheel

bolts.

WARNING

Loosen the wheel bolts only the jack, loosening the wheedent.

Note• Do not use the hexagonal

tighten the wheel bolts.

• If the wheel bolt is very tig

down the end of the spanner

for support and take care not

Fig. 141 Changing the wheel: loosen the wheel bolts

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nt under the door sill closest to the wheel

42.

r the jacking point until the arm of the jack

rtical rib under the door sill.

e arm of the jack fits around the rib under

ovable base plate of the jack is flat on the

the defective wheel is just clear of the

r of the door sills mark the jacking points

en made for each wheel. Do not fit the jack

e jack may cause the vehicle to slip off the jack.

tted on solid ground offering good support. Use

cessary. On a hard, slippery surface (such as

ilar to prevent the jack from slipping.

at the base of the jack does not slip. Failure to dent.

ged if the jack is not applied at the correct a risk of injury since the jack can slip off engaged.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Raising the vehicle

The vehicle must be raised with a jack to remove the wheel.

– Locate the jacking poi

to be changed ⇒ fig. 1

– Wind up the jack unde

is directly below the ve

– Align the jack so that th

the door sill and the m

ground ⇒ fig. 143.

– Raise the vehicle until

ground.

Recesses at the front and rea

⇒ fig. 142. A position has be

anywhere else.

An unstable surface under th

Therefore, the jack must be fi

a large and stable base, if ne

tiles) use a rubber mat or sim

WARNING

• Take all precautions so thdo so could result in an acci

• The vehicle can be damajacking points. There is alsosuddenly if it is not properly

Fig. 142 The jacking points

Fig. 143 Fitting the jack

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an and turn easily. Before fitting the spare

f the wheel and hub mounting surfaces. These

fitting the wheel.

crewdriver handle makes it easier to turn the

se. The reversible screwdriver blade should be

d for this purpose.

n of rotation are fitted, note the direction of

ket in the screwdriver handle to loosen or

uired to turn the anti-theft wheel

Fig. 145 Anti-theft wheel bolt

Removing and fitting the wheel

For removal and fitting the wheel, the following tasks must be

completed.

Change the wheel as described below after loosening the wheel

bolts and raising the vehicle with the jack.

Removing a wheel

– Unscrew the bolts using the hexagonal tool in the handle of the

screwdriver (vehicle tool) and place them on a clean surface

⇒ fig. 144.

Fitting a wheel

– Screw in the wheel bolts and tighten them lightly using the

hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle.

The wheel bolts should be cle

wheel, inspect the condition o

surfaces must be clean before

The hexagonal socket in the s

wheel bolts when they are loo

removed when the tool is use

If tyres with a specific directio

rotation.

NoteDo not use the hexagonal soc

tighten the wheel bolts.

Anti-theft wheel bolts*

A special adapter is req

bolts.

Fig. 144 Changing the wheel: hexagonal socket in screwdriver handle to turn the wheel bolts after they have been loosened

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yre Mobility System)

d safety notes

a tyre repair kit: the Tyre Mobility System.

, sealing compound and an air compressor are

artment under the floor panel.

reliably seal punctures caused by the penetra-

about 4 mm in diameter.

the foreign body from the tyre.

mpound are located on the sealing compound

e air compressor are included in an additional

a puncture with the sealing compound if the riving the car after the tyre has lost its air.

s and follow instructions concerning pound carefully.

80 km/h, avoid heavy acceleration, hard

epaired with sealing compound are only suit- short period. Therefore, please drive carefully

ed workshop.

nvironmentainers should be disposed of at a proper facility.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

– Insert the adapter onto the wheel bolt and push it on as far as it

will go ⇒ page 210, fig. 145.

– Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the adapter.

– Loosen or tighten the wheel bolt as appropriate.

Error code

The code number of the anti-theft wheel bolt is stamped on the front of the

adaptor.

The code number should be noted and kept in a safe place, as it is only by

using the code number that a duplicate adaptor can be obtained from an

Authorised Service Centre.

Tyres with directional tread pattern

Tyres with directional tread pattern must be fitted so that they

rotate in the correct direction.

A directional tread pattern can be identified by arrows on the sidewall that

point in the direction of rotation. Always note the direction of rotation indi-

cated when fitting the wheel. This is important so that these tyres can give

maximum grip and avoid excessive noise, tread wear and aquaplaning.

If, in an emergency, you have to fit the spare wheel so it rotates in the wrong

direction, you must drive extremely carefully. The tyre will not give optimum

performance. This is particularly important when driving on wet roads.

To benefit from the advantages of tyres with this type of tread pattern, the

defective tyre should be replaced as soon as possible so that all tyres again

rotate in the correct direction.

Tyre repair kit* (T

General information an

Your vehicle is equipped with

In the event of a tyre puncture

located in the luggage comp

The Tyre Mobility System will

tion of a foreign body of up to

It is not necessary to remove

Instructions for the sealing co

container.

Notes for the proper use of th

instruction leaflet.

WARNING

• Do not attempt to repairtyre has been damaged by d

• Always observe warningcompressor and sealing com

• Do not drive faster than braking and fast cornering.

• Tyres which have been rable for temporary use over ato the next available qualifi

For the sake of the eUsed sealing compound cont

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ents when doing so.

escribe the procedures for repairing

nd

container give detailed information on

compound.

ssor and hose from the container.

onto the valve.

ble into a 12 volt socket.

monitor the pressure shown on the pres-

r hose from the valve.

from the socket.

proper storing location.

NoteSeek professional assistance if the repair of a tyre puncture is not possible

with the sealing compound.

Preparation work

Certain steps must be taken before repairing a tyre.

– If you have a flat tyre or puncture, park the vehicle as far away

from the flow of traffic as possible.

– Apply the handbrake firmly.

– Engage the first gear, of put the selector lever to position P.

– All passengers should leave the vehicle. They should wait in a

safe area (for instance behind the roadside crash barrier).

– Check whether a repair is possible using the Tyre Mobility System

“General information and safety notes.”

– Unscrew inflation cap from the affected wheel.

– Take the tyre repair kit out of the luggage compartment.

WARNING

Put the hazard warning lights on and place the warning triangle in position. This is for your own safety and also warns other road users.

CautionTake special care if you have to repair a tyre on a gradient.

NotePlease observe legal requirem

Tyre repair

The following sections d

a tyre.

Using the sealing compou

– The instructions on the

how to use the sealing

Inflating the tyre.

– Remove the air compre

– Screw the retaining nut

– Plug the compressor ca

– Turn on compressor and

sure gauge.

Completing the repair

– Remove the compresso

– Fit the valve cap.

– Unplug the compressor

– Return all tools to their

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e (which will have a melted metal strip)

same ampere rating.

its are protected by fuses. The fuses are located

d end of the dash panel. In versions with the

e fuses are on the right-hand side of the instru-

tected by circuit breakers. These reset automat-

en the overload (caused for example by frozen

.

es and never replace them with fuses with a ply could result in fire. This could also cause

e electrical system.

lows again after a short time, the electrical

qualified workshop as soon as possible.

Amperes

5

7,5

10

15

20

25

30

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

NoteThe compressor should never be allowed to run for longer than 6 minutes.

Fuses

Changing a fuse

If a fuse has blown it must be replaced

fuse cover

– Switch off the ignition and the component concerned.

– Identify the fuse for the failed component ⇒ page 215.

– Take the plastic clip from inside the fuse cover, fit it onto the

blown fuse and pull the fuse out.

– Replace the blown fus

with a new fuse of the

The individual electrical circu

behind a cover at the left-han

steering wheel on the right th

ment panel, behind a cover.

The electric windows are pro

ically after a few seconds wh

windows) has been corrected

Colour coding of fuses

WARNING

Never “repair” damaged fushigher rating. Failure to comdamage to other parts of th

Note• If a newly replaced fuse b

system must be checked by a

Fig. 146 Fuses in the dash panel

Colour

Beige

Brown

red

blue

yellow

natural (white)

green

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• If you replace a fuse with a stronger fuse, you could cause damage to

another location in the electrical system.

• Always keep some spare fuses in the vehicle. These are available from

SEAT dealers.

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Amperes

15

10

5

5

5

5

5

10

5

5

5

5

10

10

15

5

Electric mirror 10

10

10

10

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Fuses on left side of dash panel

Fuses

Number Consumer

1 Secondary water pump 1.8 20 VT (T16)

2 ABS/ESP

3 Vacant

4 Brake light, clutch switch, relay coils

5 Engine control unit (petrol)

6 Right side light

7 Left side light

8 Mirror heating unit

9 Lambda probe

10 Signal“S”a). Radio unit

11 Electric mirror power supply

12 Headlamp height adjustment

13 Oil pressure/level sensor

14 Additional heating engine/fuel pump

15 Automatic gearbox unit

16 Heated seats

17 Engine control unit

18 Instrument panel /Heating and ventilation, Navigation, Headlamp height adjustment,

19 Reversing light

20 Windscreen washer pump

21 Main beam headlight, right

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10

5

10

10

10

5

10

5

5

25

15

15

20

25

20

15

15

30

15

15

15

25

25

Amperes

22 Main beam headlight, left

23 Number plate light/side light indicator

24 Rear windscreen wiper

25 Injectors(fuel)

26 Brake light switch /ESP (Turn sensor)

27 Instrument panel/Diagnosis

28 Switchboard: glovebox light, boot light, interior light

29 Climatronic

30 Power supply central locking unit

31 Left front window control

32 Vacant

33 Self powered alarm horn

34 Engine control unit

35 Sunroof

36 Engine ventilator heating /blower

37 Headlight washer pump

38 Front and rear fog lights

39 Engine control unit (petrol)

40 Engine control unit diesel + SDI Fuel pump

41 Fuel gauge

42 Ignition transformer+ Engine control unit T70

43 Dipped headlight (right side)

44 Left rear window control

45 Front right window control

Number Consumer

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20

20

15

15

15

20

20

15

25

ut removing the key from the steering and starter lock,

vated on removing the key from the steering and starter

Amperes

40

40

40

Amperes

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Fuses below steering wheel in relay holder

PTC fuses

46 Windscreen wiper unit

47 Heated rear window unit

48 Indicator unit

49 Cigarette lighter

50 Locking unit

51 Radio/CD/GPS/Telephone

52 Horn

53 Dipped headlight (left side)

54 Right rear window control

a) The signal “S”is a system which includes the starter and steering lock and enables, after the ignition is switched off and witho

certain electrical components to be switched on, including for example, the radio, the courtesy light, etc. This function is deacti

lock.

Number Consumer

1 PTCs (Supplementary electrical heating using air)

2 PTCs (Supplementary electrical heating using air)

3 PTCs (Supplementary electrical heating using air)

Number Consumer

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ed at an authorised Service Centre

Amperes

175

110

50

50

40

40

Amperes

25

30

10

Fuses in engine compartment above battery

Metal fuses8)

Non-metal fuses

Fig. 147 Fuse box above battery 8) These fuses may only be chang

Number Consumer

1 Alternator/Starter motor

2 Power supply voltage distributor inside vehicle

3 Power assisted steering pump

4 Spark plug preheating (diesel)

5 Electroblower clima heater/fan

6 ABS unit

Number Consumer

7 ABS unit

8 Electroblower clima heater/fan

9 ABS unit

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60/55W (H4)

5

5

5

Amperes

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Some of the electrical items listed in the table are only fitted on certain

models or are optional extras.

Please note that the above list, while correct at the time of printing, is subject

to alterations.

Bulb change

General notes

Before changing any bulb, first turn off the equipment concerned.

Do not touch the bulb glass. Fingerprints vaporise in the heat, causing a

reduction in the bulb life and condensation on the mirror surface, thus

reducing efficiency.

A bulb should only be replaced by one of the same type. The type is inscribed

on the bulb, either on the glass part or on the base.

It is highly recommended to keep a box of spare bulbs in the vehicle. At the

very least, the bulbs that most affect road safety should have spares in the

vehicle.

Rear lights on frame

Brake/position 12V/P21/5W

Turn signals 12V/P21W

Rear lights on tailgate

small position light 12V/W5W

antifog lamp 12V/P21W

reverse lamp 12V/P21W

Single reflector headlamps*

full beam/dipped beam 12V

turn indicator 12V/PY 21W

position lamp 12/W5W

Double reflector headlamps

dipped beam 12V/55W (H7)

roadway 12V/55W (H3)

turn signals 12V/PY21W

position lights 12V/W5W

10 Cable control unit

11 Clima fan

12 Vacant

13 Jatco unit for automatic gearbox

14 Vacant

15 Vacant

16 Vacant

Number Consumer

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Fig. 148 Main headlight lamps

Fig. 149 Main headlight lamps

Xenon headlights9)

Dipped beam 12V/35W (D1S) 10)

roadway 12V/55W (H7)

turn signals 12V/PY21W

position lights 12V/W5W

Fog lights*

Fog lights 12V/55W (H3)

Registration plate light

Registration plate light - C5W

Caution• The halogen lamps (H3, H7...) are pressurised and might explode on

changing them.

• Therefore protective gloves and glasses should be worn when changing a

halogen lamp.

Note• Due to the difficulty in accessing the lamps, any replacement work should

be done by a SEAT dealer. However, we shall explain how to change these

lamps, except for the xenon lights*.

Main headlight lamps

Dipped headlights

Main beam headlights

9) On this type of headlight, the bulb changes must be made by the SEAT dealer, given

that complex elements must be removed from the vehicle and a reset must be made

on the automatic control system incorporated.10) The Xenon bulbs discharge 2.5 times the light flux and have an average lifespan of 5

times more than that of halogen bulbs, this means that, except due to unusual circum-

stances, there is no need to change the bulbs for the whole life of the vehicle.

AA

AB

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fig. 150 outwards in the direction of the

cover.

e connector ⇒ fig. 151.

g and remove.

fit the new lamp in the same position,

rectly.

ing on the lamp base and clip on.

d replace the loops ⇒ fig. 150.

justment.

Fig. 151 Dipped head-light lamp

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A2

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Side lights

Indicator lights

Dipped headlight lamp

– Raise the bonnet.

– Remove the loops ⇒arrow and remove the

– Remove the lamp cabl

– Undo the retainer sprin

– Remove the lamp and

making sure it sits cor

– Press the retaining spr

– Plug in the connector.

– Fit the plastic cover an

– Check the headlight ad

AC

AD

Fig. 150 Dipped head-light lamp

A2

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fig. 152 outwards in the direction of the

over.

connector ⇒ fig. 153.

g and remove.

it the new lamp in the same position,

ectly.

ng on the lamp base and clip on.

cable.

replace the loops ⇒ fig. 152.

justment.

AB

A2

Main beam lights

– Raise the bonnet.

– Remove the loops ⇒arrow and remove the c

– Remove the lamp cable

– Undo the retainer sprin

– Remove the lamp and f

making sure it sits corr

– Press the retaining spri

– Plug in the connection

– Fit the plastic cover and

– Check the headlight adFig. 152 Main beam lamp

Fig. 153 Main beam lamp

A2

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fig. 154 in the direction of the arrow and

lease the lamp holder from the casing

eplace.

n reverse order.

d secure the loop.

AC

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Side beam lights

– Raise the bonnet.

– Remove the loops ⇒remove the cover.

– Pull on the cables to re

⇒ fig. 155.

– Pull on the lamp and r

– To assemble proceed i

– Fit the plastic cover an

Fig. 154 Side lights

Fig. 155 Side lights

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fig. 156 in the direction of the arrow and

the left and remove it from the casing

he reverse order.

secure the loop.

Turn indicator lamps

– Raise the bonnet.

– Remove the loops ⇒remove the cover.

– Turn the lamp holder to

⇒ fig. 157 .

– Installation is done in t

– Fit the plastic cover and

Fig. 156 Indicator lights

Fig. 157 Indicator lights

A1

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g bolts ⇒ fig. 158 and when released

cover.

.

r spring and remove.

fit the new lamp in the same position,

rectly.

ing on the lamp base and clip on.

.

ver and the headlamp is carried out in

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Fog lights

– Remove the grille, taking out the bolt ⇒ fig. 158, carefully

pull the grille on the side of the screw and release the cover.

– Undo the two fastenin

unplug the connector.

– Release the headlight

– Unplug the lamp cable

– Undo the lamp retaine

– Remove the lamp and

making sure it sits cor

– Press the retaining spr

– Plug in the lamp cable

– The assembly of the co

reverse order.

Fig. 158 Fog lights

Fig. 159 Fog lights

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ccessing the rear light

erse light

Fig. 161 Rear light on tailgate

Fig. 162 Rear light on tailgate

Side indicator lamps

– Press the indicator to the left or to the right to remove the lamp.

– Remove the lamp holder from the indicator.

– Remove the failed bulb and replace with a new bulb.

– Insert the lamp holder in the indicator guide until it clicks into

place.

– First fit the indicator in the opening in the chassis, fastening the

tabs ⇒ fig. 160, and then fit in the lamp as shown by the

arrow ⇒ fig. 160.

Rear light on tailgate: A

Side light 1/ Fog light/ rev

– Open the tailgate.

Fig. 160 Side indicators

A1

A2

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verse light

⇒ fig. 164 and take the lamp holder out.

rge lamp holder to the left. For the small

ct the lamp holder and pull on the lamp.

ace.

d fit.

e plastic cover ⇒ fig. 163.

ealing components and the plastic caps are

Fig. 164 Access to the lamp

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– Remove the plastic cover ⇒ page 226, fig. 161 and the

plastic caps ⇒ page 226, fig. 161 carefully levering with the

flat part of a screwdriver and taking special care not to scratch

the paintwork.

– Extract the bolts ⇒ page 226, fig. 162 and disconnect the

connector.

– Remove the rear light from its housing.

Rear light on tailgate: Accessing the rear light

Side light 1/ Fog light/ re

– Unscrew the bolts

– Press and rotate the la

lamp, rotate and extra

– Remove lamp and repl

– Fit the lamp holder an

– Fit the caps and th

NoteEnsure that all of the joints, s

correctly fitted.

AA

AB

AC

Fig. 163 Rear light on tailgate

AD

AB

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⇒ fig. 165 using a flat-blade screwdriver.

wards and pull.

e connector.

fig. 166.

er.

ps to the left.

d replace it.

order, pressing gently on the outer edge

area of the metal clips).

ling all seals and rubbers are correctly fitted.

p cover by levering the tab with the flat

mp from the lamp holder, holding it in

side and fit new lamp.

ce, taking special care when replacing the

ntil it clicks into place.

Rear lights on frame

Side light 2/ Brake light/ Indicator light

– Open the tailgate.

– Unscrew the screws

– Move the rear light out

– If necessary, unplug th

– Unscrew the bolt ⇒

– Take out the lamp hold

– Press and rotate the lam

– Remove faulty lamp an

– Proceed in the reverse

of the rear light (in the

NoteMake sure that when assemb

Number plate light

– Release transparent lam

part of a screwdriver.

– Remove the defective la

the centre, press to one

– Fit lamp cover in its spa

rubber seal and press u

Fig. 165 Rear lights on bodywork

Fig. 166 Rear lights on bodywork

AF

AG

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he fastening tabs over the frame of the

front part until the two long tabs click on

*

n the replacement of this light it should be done

ve, between the light and the glove box.

ght Next lift the light out sideways.

onnector side, first underneath then push

into place.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Interior light and front reading light

To remove glass

– Insert a fine screwdriver between the casing and the glass

⇒ fig. 167.

– Carefully remove the glass, levering it to avoid possible damage.

To replace the lamps

– Pull the lamps outwards.

– To remove the central lamp, hold and press to one side.

Assembly

– Proceed in the reverse order, pressing gently on the outer edge

of the side light.

– First fit the glass with t

switch. Next press the

the support.

Additional brake lights

Given the difficulty involved i

by the Technical Service.

Glovebox light*

– Insert screwdriver abo

– Carefully remove the li

– Replace the bulb.

– Insert the light on the c

at the top until it clicks

Fig. 167 Front reading light

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s and remove it from its housing

e a sufficient wire cross section.

use of a discharged battery, the battery can be

other vehicle to start the engine.

the standard DIN 72553 (see manufacturer's

s section must be at least 25 mm2 for petrol

for diesel engines.

h each other, otherwise electricity could flow as

are connected.

st be properly connected to the vehicles elec-

Boot light*

– Extract the tulip shaped fitting by pressing on the inside edge of

this -arrow- using the flat side of a screwdriver ⇒ fig. 168.

– Press the lamp sideway

⇒ fig. 169.

Jump-starting

Jump leads

The jump lead must hav

If the engine fails to start beca

connected to the battery of an

Jump leads

Jump leads must comply with

documentation). The wire cros

engines and at least 35 mm2

Note• The vehicles must not touc

soon as the positive terminals

• The discharged battery mu

trical system.

Fig. 168 Luggage compartment light

Fig. 169 Luggage compartment light

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of the black jump lead to a solid metal

olted on to the engine block, or onto the

he vehicle with the flat battery. Do not

ar the battery ⇒ .

uch a way that they cannot come into

g parts in the engine compartment.

vehicle with the boosting battery and let

car with the flat battery and wait one or

ngine is “running”.

jump leads, switch off the headlights (if

wer and rear window heater in the vehicle

is helps minimise voltage peaks which are

ads are disconnected.

nning, disconnect the leads in reverse

en above.

o they have good metal-to-metal contact with

itch off the starter after about 10 seconds and

inute.

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st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

How to jump start: description

In ⇒ fig. 170, the flat battery is and the charged battery .

Jump lead terminal connections

– Switch off the ignition on both vehicles ⇒ .

1. Connect one end of the red jump lead to the positive ⇒ fig. 170

terminal of the vehicle with the flat battery ⇒ .

2. Connect the other end of the red jump lead to the positive

terminal in the vehicle providing assistance.

3. Connect one end of the black jump lead to the negative terminal

on the battery of the vehicle providing assistance.

4. Connect the other end

component which is b

engine block itself of t

connect it to a point ne

5. Position the leads in s

contact with any movin

Starting

6. Start the engine of the

it run at idling speed.

7. Start the engine of the

two minutes until the e

Removing the jump leads

8. Before you remove the

they are switched on).

9. Turn on the heater blo

with the flat battery. Th

generated when the le

10. When the engine is ru

order to the details giv

Connect the battery clamps s

the battery terminals.

If the engine fails to start, sw

try again after about half a m

Fig. 170 How to connect the jump leads

AA AB

A+

A+

A-

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WARNING

• Please note the safety warnings referring to working in the engine compartment ⇒ page 180, “Working in the engine compartment”.

• The battery providing assistance must have the same voltage as the flat battery (12V) and approximately the same capacity (see imprint on battery). Failure to comply could result in an explosion.

• Never use jump leads when one of the batteries is frozen. Danger of explosion! Even after the battery has thawed, battery acid could leak and cause chemical burns. If a battery freezes, it should be replaced.

• Keep sparks, flames and lighted cigarettes away from batteries, danger of explosion. Failure to comply could result in an explosion.

• Observe the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the jump leads.

• Do not connect the negative cable from the other vehicle directly to the negative terminal of the flat battery. The gas emitted from the battery could be ignited by sparks. Danger of explosion.

• Do not attach the negative cable from the other vehicle to parts of the fuel system or to the brake line.

• The non-insulated parts of the battery clamps must not be allowed to touch. The jump lead attached to the positive battery terminal must not touch metal parts of the vehicle, this can cause a short circuit.

• Position the leads in such a way that they cannot come into contact with any moving parts in the engine compartment.

• Do not bend over the batteries. This could result in chemical burns.

NoteThe vehicles must not touch each other, otherwise electricity could flow as

soon as the positive terminals are connected.

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ing points if you use a tow-rope:

towing vehicle

til the tow-rope is taut. Then accelerate

rs cautiously. If you are driving an auto-

te gently.

ke servo and power steering are not

you are towing. Brake earlier than you

ith a more gentle pressure on the brake.

towed vehicle

pe remains taut at all times when towing.

Fig. 171 Towing eye at the front of the vehicle

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Towing and tow-starting

Tow-starting*

The use of jump leads is preferable to tow-starting.

We recommend that you do not tow-start your vehicle. Jump-starting

is preferable ⇒ page 230.

However, if your vehicle has to be tow-started:

– Engage the 2nd or the 3rd gear.

– Keep the clutch pressed down.

– Switch on the ignition.

– Once both vehicles are moving, release the clutch.

– As soon as the engine starts, press the clutch and move the gear

lever into neutral. This helps to prevent driving into the towing

vehicle.

WARNING

The risk of accidents is high when tow-starting. The vehicle being towed can easily collide with the towing vehicle.

CautionWhen tow-starting, fuel could enter the catalytic converter and damage it.

Towing eyes

Please observe the follow

Notes for the driver of the

– Drive slowly at first un

gradually.

– Begin and change gea

matic vehicle, accelera

– Remember that the bra

working in the vehicle

would normally, but w

Notes for the driver of the

– Ensure that the tow-ro

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ork if the engine is not running, you must apply

the brake pedal than you normally would.

does not work if the engine is not running, you

er than you normally would.

atic gearbox

position “N”.

km/h when towing a vehicle.

km.

sed, the vehicle must be towed with the front

ts when towing or tow-starting.

ing lights of both vehicles. However, observe

y.

icles with an automatic gearbox must not be

eans that there is no lubricant in the gearbox,

ls while the vehicle is being towed.

ed more than 50 km, the front wheels must be

ing should be carried out by a qualified person.

d when the vehicle has no electrical power. The

ith the front wheels raised. Towing should be

on.

ays be kept in the vehicle. Please refer to the

Fitting the front towing eye

– First remove the right hand cover from the lower part of the

bumper.

– Remove the bolt ⇒ page 233, fig. 171.

– Take the towing ring from the onboard tools.

– Rotate the towing ring to the left until it is completely tightened

into position.

– To remove the ring, rotate it to the right.

Tow-rope or tow-bar

It is easier and safer to tow a vehicle with a tow-bar. You should only use a

tow-rope if you do not have a tow-bar.

A tow-rope should be slightly elastic to reduce the loading on both vehicles.

It is advisable to use a tow-rope made of synthetic fibre or similarly elastic

material.

Attach the tow-rope or the tow-bar only to the towing eyes provided or a

towing bracket.

Driving style

Towing requires some experience, especially when using a tow-rope. Both

drivers should be familiar with the technique required for towing. Inexperi-

enced drivers should not attempt to tow-start or tow away another vehicle.

Do not pull too hard with the towing vehicle and take care to avoid jerking the

tow-rope. When towing on an unpaved road, there is always a risk of over-

loading and damaging the anchorage points.

The ignition of the vehicle being towed must be switched on to prevent the

steering wheel from locking and also to allow the use of the turn signals,

horn, windscreen wipers and washers.

As the brake servo does not w

considerably more pressure to

As the power assisted steering

will need more strength to ste

Towing vehicles with an autom

• Put the selector lever into

• Do not drive faster than 50

• Do not tow further than 50

• If a breakdown vehicle is u

wheels raised.

Note• Observe legal requiremen

• Switch on the hazard warn

any regulations to the contrar

• For technical reasons, veh

tow-started.

• If damage to your vehicle m

you must raise the drive whee

• If the vehicle has to be tow

raised during towing, and tow

• The steering wheel is locke

vehicle must then be towed w

carried out by a qualified pers

• The towing eye should alw

notes on ⇒ page 233.

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er that secures it, with the screwdriver

leasing the two side tabs at the same time

e that is in the vehicle tool box*, turning it

rfectly screwed in ⇒ fig. 174.

it to the right and put it in its place in the

d the two side tabs and place the cover in

Fig. 174 Towing eye at the front of the vehicle

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Front towing eye - Cupra version

To tow the vehicle from the front, the cover in the lower front

grille should be removed.

Remove the cover

– First remove the fasten

supplied ⇒ fig. 172.

– Remove the cover by re

⇒ fig. 173.

Fitting the towing eye

– Screw in the towing ey

to the left until it is pe

– To remove the eye, turn

toolbox*

– To place the cover, hol

position.

Fig. 172 Eye cover in the lower front grille.

Fig. 173 Eye cover in the lower front grille.

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NoteThe eye should always be carried in the vehicle, as it is specifically for this

model.

Rear towline anchorage

At the rear, on the right below the rear bumper is a towline point.

Fig. 175 Rear towing ring

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if additional equipment is fitted, for different

nd for other countries.

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Technical Data

General notes on the technical data

What you should be aware of

General notes

All data in the official vehicle documents take precedence over this data.

All data in these documents are valid for the basic model as offered in Spain.

The vehicle data card included in the Maintenance Programme or the vehicle

registration documents shows which engine is installed in the vehicle.

The figures may be different

models, for special vehicles a

Abbreviations used in this paragraph of the Technical Data

Abbreviation Meaning

kW Kilowatt, engine power measurement.

bhp Brake horse power, formerly used to denote engine power

at rpm Revolutions per minute - engine speed.

Nm Newton metres, unit of engine torque.

l/100 km Fuel consumption in litres per 100 kilometres

g/km Carbon dioxide emissions in grams per kilometre.

CO2 Carbon dioxide

CN Cetane number, indication of the ignition quality of the diesel.

RON Research octane number, indication of the knock resistance of petrol.

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he inside of the spare wheel recess in the

be found in the vehicle information ⇒ fig. 176:

n the Maintenance Program.

er

ber (chassis number)

ne power output

letters

im code

s

n the Maintenance Program.

km) / CO2 emissions (g/km) urban

km) / CO2 emissions (g/km) motorway

km) / CO2 emissions (g/km) combination

Vehicle identification data

The most important data are given on the type plate and the

vehicle data sticker.

Vehicles for certain export countries do not have a type plate.

Type plate

The type plate is located on the left rib inside the engine compartment.

Vehicle identification number

The vehicle identification number (chassis number) can be read from outside

the vehicle through a viewer in the windscreen. This is located on the left-

hand side of the vehicle in the lower area of the windscreen. It is also located

on the right hand side of the engine compartment.

Vehicle data

The data sticker is placed on t

luggage compartment.

The following information can

This information also figures i

Production control numb

Vehicle identification num

Model code number

Model designation / engi

Engine and gearbox code

Paint number / interior tr

Optional equipment code

Consumption values

CO2 emissions values.

The data of 2 to 9 also figure i

CO2 emissions values.

Consumption (litres/100

Consumption (litres/100

Consumption (litres/100

Fig. 176 Vehicle data sticker – luggage compartment

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

AB

AC

AA

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vehicle to another.

on figures are calculated in accordance with the

00/EC. These test requirements specify a real-

ormal everyday driving.

are applied:

in all gears, as in normal everyday driving. The

r the urban cycle and 63% for the extra urban

xide emissions. The gas composition is then

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

How are the figures measured?

Fuel consumption

The consumption and emission details shown on the vehicle data sticker differ from one

The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the vehicle can be found on the

vehicle data sticker.

The fuel consumption and emissions figures given are based on the weight

category of the car, which is determined according to the engine/gearbox

combination and the equipment fitted.

The consumption and emissi

EC test requirements 1999/1

istic test method based on n

The following test conditions

Note• Actual consumption may vary from quoted test values, depending on

personal driving style, road and traffic conditions, the weather and the condi-

tion of the vehicle.

Urban cycle The urban cycle starts with an engine cold start. City driving is then simulated.

Extra urban cycleIn the extra urban cycle the vehicle undergoes frequent acceleration and braking

road speed ranges from 0 to 120 km/h.

CombinedThe average overall consumption is calculated with a weighting of around 37% fo

cycle.

CO2 emissionsThe exhaust gases are collected during both driving cycles to calculate carbon dio

analysed to evaluate the CO2 content and other emissions.

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t exerted by the trailer drawbar on the ball joint

t exceed 75 kg.

e recommend that you always tow

awbar load. The response of the trailer on the

r load is too small.

rawbar load cannot be met (e.g. with small,

axle trailers or tandem axle trailers with an axle

least 4% of the actual trailer weight is a legal

.

ould not drive at speeds above 80 km/h when plies to countries where higher speeds are

m trailer weights or the draw bar loading. If the permissible total weight is exceeded, the vehicle may change, leading to accidents, ehicle.

ins, wheel bolts

ure values can be found on the inside of the

lues given there are for cold tyres. The slightly

s must not be reduced ⇒ .

Weights

Kerb weight refers to the basic model with a fuel tank filled to 90% capacity

and without optional extras. The figure quoted includes 75 kg to allow for the

weight of the driver.

For special versions and optional equipment fittings or for the addition of

accessories, the weight of the vehicle will increase ⇒ .

WARNING

• Please note that the centre of gravity may shift when transporting heavy objects; this may affect the vehicle's handling and lead to an acci-dent. Always adjust your speed and driving style to suit road conditions and requirements.

• Never exceed the gross axle weight rating or the gross vehicle weight rating. If the allowed axle load or the allowed total weight is exceeded, the driving characteristics of the vehicle may change, leading to accidents, injuries and damage to the vehicle.

Towing a trailer

Trailer weights

Trailer weights

The trailer weights and drawbar loads approved are selected in intensive

trials according to precisely defined criteria. The approved trailer weights are

valid for vehicles in the EU for maximum speeds of 80 km/h (in certain

circumstances up to 100 km/h). The figures may be different in other coun-

tries. All data in the official vehicle documents take precedence over these

data ⇒ .

Drawbar load

The maximum permitted weigh

of the towing bracket must no

In the interest of road safety, w

approaching the maximum dr

road will be poor if the drawba

If the maximum permissible d

empty and light-weight single

base of less than 1 metre), at

stipulation for a drawbar load

WARNING

• For safety reasons, you shtowing a trailer. This also appermitted.

• Never exceed the maximuthe permissible axle load or driving characteristics of theinjuries and damage to the v

Wheels

Tyre pressure, snow cha

Tyre pressures

The sticker with the tyre press

tank flap. The tyre pressure va

raised pressures of warm tyre

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Snow chains

Snow chains are only permitted on the front wheels and only for tyres 155/80

R13; 165/70 R14 and 185/80 R14. Snow chains must have fine-pitch links

which do not protrude more than 15 mm, including tension device.

Remaining tyres can be fitted with chains no thicker than 9 mm.

Wheel bolts

After the wheels have been changed, the tightening torque of the wheel bolts

should be checked as soon as possible with a torque wrench ⇒ . The tight-

ening torque for steel and alloy wheels is 120 Nm.

WARNING

• Check the tyre pressure at least once per month. Correct tyre pressure is very important. If the tyre pressure is too high or too low, there is an increased danger of accidents, particularly at high speeds.

• If the torque of the wheel bolts is too low, they could loosen whilst the vehicle is in motion. Risk of accident! If the tightening torque is too high, the wheel bolts and threads could be damaged.

NoteWe recommend that you ask your Authorised Service Centre for information

about appropriate wheel, tyre and snow chain size.

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ions and restrictions on the technical data are

ccording to engine.

Technical Data

Checking fluid levels

From time to time, the levels of the different fluids in the

vehicle must be checked. Never fill with incorrect fluids, to do

so may cause serious damage to the engine.

Radiator expansion tank

Engine oil dipstick.

Engine oil filler cap

Brake fluid reservoir

Battery

Windscreen washer fluid container

The checking and replenishment of the service fluids are carried out on the

components mentioned above. These operations are described in the

⇒ page 180.

Overview

Further explanations, instruct

contained as of ⇒ page 237.

NoteThe layout of parts may vary a

Fig. 177 Diagram for the location of the various elements

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

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l 91 RONb)

5 doors

1560

1127

814

800

75

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Petrol engine 1.2 44 kW (60 bhp)

General engine data

Performance figures

Weights

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 44 (60)/ 5200

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 108/ 3000

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 3/ 1198

Compression 10,5 +/- 0,3

Fuel Super 95 RONa)/Norma

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.b) With a slight power loss

Maximum speed in km/h 159

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 10,8

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 17,2

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1537

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1102

Gross axle weight, front in kg 809

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 778

Permitted roof load in kg 75

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91 RONb)

Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Petrol engine 1.2 51 kW (69 bhp)

General engine data

Performance figures

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 500

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 800

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 2.8 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 51 (69)/ 5400

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 112/ 3000

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 3/ 1198

Compression 10,5 +/- 0,3

Fuel Super 95 RONa)/Normal

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.b) With a slight power loss

Maximum speed in km/h 170

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 9,3

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 14,2

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5 doors

1560

1127

814

800

75

l 91 RONb)

st Operating instructions Tips and Maintenance

Weights

Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Petrol engine 1.4 63 kW (86 bhp)

General engine data

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1537

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1102

Gross axle weight, front in kg 809

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 778

Permitted roof load in kg 75

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 500

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 800

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 3.2 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 63 (86)/ 5000

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 132/ 3800

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 4/ 1390

Compression 10,5 +/- 0,3

Fuel Super 95 RONa)/Norma

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.b) Slight power loss

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5 doors

1567

1128

820

795

75

Performance figures

Weights

Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Maximum speed in km/h 180

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 8,1

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 11,9

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1542

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1103

Gross axle weight, front in kg 815

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 775

Permitted roof load in kg 75

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 600

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1000

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 3.2 litres

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1169

860

795

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Petrol engine 1.4 litre 55 kW (75 hp). Automatic

General engine data

Performance figures

Weights

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 55 (75)/ 5000

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 126/ 3800

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 4/ 1390

Compression 10,5

Fuel Super 95 RONa)/Norma

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.b) Slight power loss

Maximum speed in km/h 169

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 10,1

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 15,6

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1562

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1142

Gross axle weight, front in kg 855

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 770

Permitted roof load in kg 75

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Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Petrol engine 1.4 74 kW (100 bhp)

General engine data

Performance figures

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 500

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 800

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 3.5 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 74 (100)/ 6000

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 126/ 4400

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 4/ 1390

Compression 10,5

Fuel Super 98 RONa)/Super 9

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.b) Slight power loss

Maximum speed in km/h 190

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 7,3

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 11,2

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1129

820

798

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Engine oil capacity

Petrol engine 1.6l 77 kW (105 bhp)

General engine data

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1543

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1104

Gross axle weight, front in kg 814

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 778

Permitted roof load in kg 75

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 500

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1000

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 3.5 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 77 (105)/5 600

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 153/ 3800

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 4/ 1598

Compression 10,5+/- 0,2

Fuel 95 super RONa)

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.

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1589

1169

830

800

75

Performance figures

Weights

Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Maximum speed in km/h 192

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 7,2

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 11,0

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1564

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1144

Gross axle weight, front in kg 825

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 783

Permitted roof load in kg 75

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 550

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1000

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 4.0 litres

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1278

940

802

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Petrol engine 1.8 110 kW (150 bhp)

General engine data

Performance figures

Weights

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 110 (150)/ 5500

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 220/ 1450-4500

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 4/ 1781

Compression 9,5 ± 0,5

Fuel Super 95 RONa)/Norma

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.b) Slight power loss

Maximum speed in km/h 216

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 5,8

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 8,4

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1649

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1229

Gross axle weight, front in kg 902

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 790

Permitted roof load in kg 75

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Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Petrol engine 1.8l 132 kW (180 bhp) CUPRA

General engine data

Performance figures

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 600

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1200

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 4.3 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 132 (180)/5800

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 245/2000

No. of cylinders / capacity in cm3 4/1781

Compression 9,5

Fuel 98 RONa) Super unleade

a) Research-Octane-Number = Measure of the predetonation power of the petrol.b) If the described fuel is not available then fuel conforming to the standard 95 RON1 lead free may be used.

Maximum speed in km/h 229,7

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 5,14

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 7,29

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Engine oil filling capacity

Diesel engine 1.4 litre TDI 51 kW (70 bhp)

General engine data

Performance figures

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1649

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1252

Gross axle weight, front in kg 902

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 790

Permitted roof load in kg 75

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 5.3 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 51 (70)/ 4000

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 195/2200

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 3/1422

Compression 19,5 ± 0,5

Fuel Min. 51 CNa)

a) Cetane-Number (cetane index) = Measure of the combustion power of the diesel

Maximum speed in km/h 166

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 9,6

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 14,8

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1644

1206

897

795

75

Weights

Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Diesel engine 1.4 litre TDI 59 kW (80 bhp)

General engine data

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1620

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1181

Gross axle weight, front in kg 890

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 775

Permitted roof load in kg 75

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 600

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1000

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 3.8 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 59 (80)/ 4000

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 195/ 2200

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 3/ 1492

Compression 19,5 ± 0,5

Fuel Min. 51 CNa)

a) Cetane-Number (cetane index) = Measure of the combustion power of the diesel

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1644

1206

897

795

75

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Performance figures

Weights

Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Maximum speed in km/h 176

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 8,7

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 12,9

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1620

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1181

Gross axle weight, front in kg 890

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 775

Permitted roof load in kg 75

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 600

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1000

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 3.8 litres

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1682

1244

926

804

75

Diesel engine 1.9l TDI 74 kW (100 bhp)

General engine data

Performance figures

Weights

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 74 (100)/ 4000

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 240/ 1800 - 2400

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 4/ 1896

Compression 19

Fuel Min. 51 CNa)

a) Cetane-Number (cetane index) = Measure of the combustion power of the diesel.

Maximum speed in km/h 190

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 7,4

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 10,8

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1658

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1219

Gross axle weight, front in kg 920

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 784

Permitted roof load in kg 75

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Diesel engine 1.9l TDI 96 kW (131 bhp)

General engine data

Performance figures

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 600

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1200

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 4.3 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 96(131)/ 4000

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 310/ 1900

No. of cylinders, capacity in cm 3 4/ 1896

Compression 19

Fuel Min. 51 CNa)

a) Cetane-Number (cetane index) = Measure of the combustion power of the diesel.

Maximum speed in km/h 208

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 6,4

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 9,3

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1693

1252

940

810

75

Weights

Trailer weights

Engine oil capacity

Diesel engine 1.9 TDI 118kW

General engine data

3 doors

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1675

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1249

Gross axle weight, front in kg 935

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 783

Permitted roof load in kg 75

With no brakes, gradients up to 12% 600

With brakes, gradients up to 12% 1200

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter change 4.3 litres

Power output in kW (bhp) rpm 118 (160)/3750

Maximum torque in Nm at rpm 330/2000

No. of cylinders / capacity in cm3 4/1896

Compression 18,5

Fuela)

a) BIODIESEL is NOT suitable as fuel for this engine.

Min 51 CNb)

b) Cetane-Number (cetane index) = Measure of the combustion power of the diesel

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Weights

Engine oil filling capacity

Maximum speed in km/h 220,2

Acceleration from 0-80 km/h in sec. 5,25

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in sec. 7,6

Gross vehicle weight in kg 1675

Weight in working order (with driver) in kg 1290

Gross axle weight, front in kg 935

Gross axle weight, rear in kg 783

Permitted roof load in kg 75

Approximate engine oil capacity with oil filter changea)

a) Only use engine oil 0W-30 that meets the standards VW506 01 or VW 507 00.

5 litres

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Rear

1,424 mm

1,408 mm

tres.

Dimensions and capacities

Dimensions

Length, width 3,953 mm/ 1,698 mm

Height at kerb weight 1,441 mm

Front and rear projection 931 mm/ 662 mm

Wheelbase 2,460 mm

Turning circle 10.54 m

Track widtha)

a) This data will change depending on the type of wheel rim.

Front

1,435 mm

1,419 mm

Capacities

Fuel tank 45 litres, reserve 7 li

Windscreen washer fluid container with headlight washer 2 l/ 4.5 l

Tyre pressure

Summer-grade tyres:

The correct tyre pressure can be seen on the sticker on the inside of the tank flap.

Winter tyres:

The pressure of these tyres is the same as the summer tyre pressure plus 0.2 bar.

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iliary audio connection: AUX-IN . . . . . . . . . 115

coupling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

tery

Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Winter conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

tension device

Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

tension devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

t* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 230

ke assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

ke fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

ke pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151, 152

ke servo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147, 152

ke system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

kes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

king distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

b changes

general notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

Index

AABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Acoustic signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Acoustic warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Adjustable service interval display . . . . . . . . . . 58

Adjusting simple headlights

driving on the left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

driving on the right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Adjusting the seat belt height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Air conditioning system

Climatronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Air conditioning* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Air outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Air recirculation

Semi-automatic air conditioning . . . . . . . . 124

Air recirculation mode

Climatronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Airbag covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Airbag system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Curtain airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Front airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Side airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Airbags

Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Alarm system

Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Alterations to the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Alternator

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Ambient temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 57

Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Anti-lock brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Anti-theft alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Anti-theft wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Aquaplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Athermic windscreen* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror*

Activating the anti-dazzle function . . . . . . 101

Deactivating anti-dazzle function . . . . . . . . 101

Automatic car washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Automatic gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Instructions for driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Kick-down feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Selector lever positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Automatic wiper/wash function for the rear window

99

Aux

BBall

BAS

Bat

Belt

Belt

Bio

Bon

Boo

Bra

Bra

Bra

Bra

Bra

Bra

Bra

Bul

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ning cloth seat covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

ning dash panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

ning engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

ning fabric trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

ning leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

ning plastic parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

ning seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

ning steel wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

ning windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

ning wooden trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

atronic

utomatic mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

ontrols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

eneral notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

anual mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

pit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

ector for Apple iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

rol

ight switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

ing mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

rol lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

rol lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

rols

lectric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

enience closing

liding/tilting roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

indows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

enience opening

indows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 132

CCar care

Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Car care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Car phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Car washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Central locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Automatic speed dependent locking and un-

locking system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Emergency unlocking system . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Locking system for involuntary unlocking . . 72

Selective unlocking system* . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Unlocking system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Central locking button

Central locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Cetane number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Change lamps

dipped headlight lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

Changing gear

See Manual gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Changing lamps

interior light and reading light . . . . . . . . . . 229

rear light units on the boot: access to the lamp

227

rear light units on the boot: access to the rear

light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

changing lamps

rear lights on frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

Changing the lamps

glovebox light* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

main beam lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

Main headlight lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

number plate light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

side beam lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

Side indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

Changing windscreen wiper blades . . . . . . . . . 190

Chassis number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Checking battery electrolyte level . . . . . . . . . . 195

Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Child seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Categorisation in groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Group 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Group 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Group 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Groups 0 and 0+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Child seats

ISOFIX and Toptether system . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

on the front passenger seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Cleaning alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Cleaning and caring for your vehicle . . . . . . . . 163

Cleaning chrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clea

Clim

a

c

G

m

Cloc

Cock

Conn

Cont

L

w

Cont

Cont

Cont

E

Conv

S

W

Conv

W

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trohydraulic steering

warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

tronic differential lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

tronic immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 133

tronic stabilisation program . . . . . . . . . . . 149

tronic stabilisation programme . . . . . . . . . . 66

Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

tronic stabilisation programme (ESP)

warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

ssion control system

warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

ine

Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

ine compartment

Working in the engine compartment . . . . . 180

ine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

ine fault

warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

ine management

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

ine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

Checking level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Oil properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Topping up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

ine oil dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

ine oil pressure

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187, 188

Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Coolant level

warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Coolant Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Coolant temperature

Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Correct adjustment of front head restraints . . . . 12

Cruise control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Curtain airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

DDanger of fitting a child seat on the front passenger

seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Deep Water in Cupra version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Diesel engine

Winter driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Diesel engine particulate filter* . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Differential lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Differential lock fault (EDL)

warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Digital clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Dipped headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Disabling front passenger airbag

Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Disabling the airbag

Disabling front passenger airbag . . . . . . . . . 40

Displays in the Multi-function display

Memory displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Door lock cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Door release lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Doors

Childproof locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Unlocking and locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Drive wheels traction control system . . . . . . . . 148

Driving

Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Economically / With Respect for the

Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

With a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

with a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Driving economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Driving safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Driving with respect for the environment . . . . . 160

Duplicate keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Dust filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Dynamic headlight range control . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

EEDL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

EDS

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Electrical sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Elec

Elec

Elec

Elec

Elec

Elec

Emi

Eng

Eng

Eng

Eng

Eng

Eng

Eng

Eng

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ed front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

ing and ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

ing system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

pressure cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

to jump start description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

tification number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

ion key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

ion lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

ator lights

ndication lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

ument and switch lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

ument lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

ument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

uments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

mittent wipe, windscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

IX and Toptether system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

ab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Environmental friendliness . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Environmental tip

Avoiding pollution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 149

Exhaust gasses purification system . . . . . . . . 152

Exterior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

External aerial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

FFloor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Front airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Front ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Front cup holder* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Front interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Front passenger airbag deactivation . . . . . . . . . 40

Front reading light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Front seat adjustment

Lumbar support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Fuel

Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Petrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Fuel level

Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Fuel Tank

Opening the fuel tank flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Fuel tank

See Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Fuel: save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

GG 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Gear shift pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

General overview of the engine compartment 242

Glove compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Glow plug system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

HHandbrake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 141

Hazard warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

head restraints

Adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105, 106

adjustment of the head restraint angle . . . 106

Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Headlight flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Headlight range control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Washer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Heat

Heat

Heat

High

Horn

How

IIden

Ignit

Ignit

Indic

i

Instr

Instr

Instr

Instr

Inter

ISOF

JJump

Jump

KKey t

Keys

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ol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Trips to foreign countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

ol additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

ol engines, starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

sical principles of a frontal collision . . . . . . 17

tic key tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

tic parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

en filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

io frequency remote control

Changing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

io wave remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

sensor* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

r cupholder* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

r fog lamp

indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

r seat bench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

r seats,

folding down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

r window heating

Heating element wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

r window wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

r-view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

rview mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

elling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

ote control key

Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Synchronising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

LLights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Load compartment

See Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 116

See also Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . 15

Luggage compartment cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

MMain beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Main beam headlights

Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Main headlight lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

Manual gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Manual heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Manual heating system

Defrosting the windscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Demisting the windscreen and side windows . .

120

MFD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Mileage display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Mirrors

courtesy mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Interior mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Wing mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Mobile phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Multi-function display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

NNumber of seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

OObservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Octane number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Oil change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

Oil properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

One-touch opening and closing

Electric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Opening and locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Overview

Control lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

PPaintwork

Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Parking lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Petr

Petr

Petr

Phy

Plas

Plas

Poll

RRad

Rad

Rain

Rea

Rea

Rea

Rea

Rea

Rea

Rea

Rea

Refu

Rem

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airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

escription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

unction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

afety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

g position

river . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

ront passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

ncorrect sitting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

assengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

g position, occupants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

ng/tilting roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201, 241

accumulation in the diesel engine particulate

filter *

ndicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

e wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

es . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

dometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

ing Petrol engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

ing the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133, 134

fter the fuel tank has been run dry . . . . . 135

m cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

teering lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

ring wheel controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

ring wheel height adjustment . . . . . . . . . 130

age

ront right seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

age compartment

ront passenger side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Removing and fitting the wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Repairs

Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Replacement keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Replacing lamps

fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

Rev counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Reverse gear

Manual gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

RME fuel (biodiesel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Roll-back function

Sliding/tilting roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Roof aerial* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Roof carrier* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Rubber seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Running in

Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Running in tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

SSafe driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Safety equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Safety instructions

Coolant temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Safety notes

Belt tension devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Curtain airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Disabling front passenger airbag . . . . . . . . 41

Front airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Side airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Using child seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Using seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Safety system- safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104, 107

Seat belt position

Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Seat belt release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Seat belt warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Incorrectly fastened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Not worn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Seat belts protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Seat heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Selective opening* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Semiautomatic air conditioning

controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Side

D

F

S

Side

Sittin

D

F

I

P

Sittin

Slidi

Snow

Soot

I

Spar

Spar

Spee

Start

Start

A

Stea

Stee

S

Stee

Stee

Stow

f

Stow

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icle identification number . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

icle interior heating or cooling system . . . 123

icle paint

Car care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

icle tools

Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

icle wallet storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

t wings* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

tilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

tilation slits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

metric sensor*

Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Deactivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

ning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

ning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

ning triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

her fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

hing by hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

hing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

hing with high pressure cleaners . . . . . . . 165

er in the windscreen washer tank . . . . . . . 189

r indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

el bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208, 241

Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

el change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

el trims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

els . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196, 240

Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Sunroof blind

Sliding/tilting roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Switch

Hazard warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Rear window heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Switches

Electric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Sliding/tilting roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Switching off the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

TTailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Tank

fuel level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

reserve indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

TCS (Traction control system)

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

The danger of not using the seat belt . . . . . . . . 18

Tightening torque of wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158, 240

Towing bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Towing bracket, fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Towing eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Tow-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Traction control system

warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Trailer turn signals

Indicator lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Trailer weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Trips, checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 94

Two-way radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Type plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Tyre Mobility-System (Tyre repair kit) . . . 205, 211

Tyre pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Tyre pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Tyre repair kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205, 211

Tyres and wheels

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Tyres service life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Tyres tread depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Tyres with directional tread pattern . . . . . . . . . 196

UUnderbody sealant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

USB* connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

VVehicle battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

Vehicle data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Vehicle identification data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Veh

Veh

Veh

Veh

Veh

ven

Ven

Ven

Volu

WWar

War

War

Was

Was

Was

Was

Wat

Wea

Whe

Whe

Whe

Whe

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Why assume the correct sitting position? . . . . . 26

Why should head restraints be correctly adjusted?

12

Why wear seat belts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17

Why wear seatbelts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Windscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Windscreen defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Windscreen wiper blades

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Windscreen wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Changing blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

Changing the rear blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Winter driving

Diesel engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Winter tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Wiper/wash automatic function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Working in the engine compartment . . . . . . . . 180

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SEAT S.A. is permanently concerned about continuous development of its types and models. For this reason we ask you to understand,that at any given time, changes regarding shape, equipment and technique may take place on the car delivered. For this reason noright at all may derive based on the data, drawings and descriptions in this current handbook.

All texts, illustrations and standards in this handbook are based on the status of information at the time of printing. Except for erroror omission, the information included in the current handbook is valid as of the date of closing print.

Re-printing, copying or translating, whether total or partial is not allowed unless SEAT allows it in written form.

SEAT reserves all rights in accordance with the "Copyright" Act.

All rights on changes are reserved.

❀ This paper has been manufactured using bleached non-chlorine cellulose.

© SEAT S.A. - Reprint: 15.09.07

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